FAYETTEVILLE — Duane (DAK) Kees, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced that Christopher Nebling, age 35, was sentenced today to 360 months in federal prison followed by 20 years of supervised release on two counts of Production of Child Pornography. The Honorable Timothy L. Brooks presided over the sentencing hearing in the United States District Court in Fayetteville.
According to court records, in November 2018, the Springdale Police Department responded to a report regarding the rape of a minor. As a result of the subsequent investigations, Nebling was arrested. Due to the allegations involving the use of a cell phone to take inappropriate pictures of the minors located in the residence, officers on the scene confiscated Nebling’s cellular phones. A subsequent forensic examination of the phones revealed multiple images of child pornography depicting two separate minors, ages 10 and 17.
Nebling was indicted in February 2019 on federal charges and entered his guilty plea in April 2019.
This case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, and the Springdale Police Department. Assistant United States Attorney Dustin Roberts prosecuted the case for the United States.