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The Joseph C. O’Mahoney Federal Center in Cheyenne. WTE/Staff

CHEYENNE – A Cheyenne man is facing federal charges related to child pornography that were filed in U.S. District Court on Wednesday.

Robert Eugene Logan is charged with access with intent to view child pornography. If convicted, he is facing 10-20 years imprisonment and up to a $250,000 fine.

According to court documents:

On Dec. 28, 2018, Laramie County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call for possession of child pornography. The caller stated that Logan used his cellphone to view child porn. Logan was already on probation for sexual exploitation of children.

The caller said when she got home from work she heard a weird beeping sound coming from where Logan was sleeping. She asked Logan if the beeping was his phone, and he said he didn’t know what she was talking about.

A few moments later she heard another beep and Logan told her to check his phone. When she checked his phone she saw Logan had downloaded a virtual private network, a service that allows people to remain anonymous online. She confronted Logan about the VPN and asked him if he was looking at child porn.

Logan told her he wasn’t and was using the VPN for Craigslist and regular pornography. The witness then took the phone to a friend’s house and found what she considered several photos of child porn.

The photos depicted several girls in sexual acts with one another and adult men. After she saw this, she called Logan’s probation and parole office and spoke with Logan’s probation agent. They advised the witness to call law enforcement.

The witness then turned over Logan’s phone to officers, who found several photos of suspected child porn on the phone.

When questioned by officers, Logan admitted to viewing child pornography.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office said it is asking that Logan remain in detention because there is a serious risk he will flee and for community safety because there is probable cause to believe Logan committed child exploitation.

Isabella Alves is the Wyoming Tribune Eagle’s criminal justice reporter. She can be reached at ialves@wyomingnews.com or 307-633-3128. Follow her on Twitter @IsabellaAlves96.

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