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Allen Sentenced to Life in Prison



Late Tuesday afternoon, Robert Dwayne Allen, 46, was sentenced to Life in prision by 8th Judicial District Judge Eddie Northcutt. He is eligible for parole after 30 calendar years and will be credited for the time he has served in Hopkins County Jail. Judge Northcutt found Allen in violation of parole as true and found Allen guilty of aggravate sexual assault of a child, which was the original charge.

Allen violated parole beginning in 2014 according to charges. He was found to be in possession child and adult pornography, a felon in possession of a firearm, as well as the aggravated sexual assault of a child, which occurred in 2005.

District Attorney Will Ramsay presented witnesses and evidence to prove Allen had been viewing pornography prior to his arrested in February of this year. In testimony it was stated that Allen admitted to adult probation that he had been viewing pornography three to four hours a day while on probation. The defense sought to prove that Allen was attempting to delete the pornography. However, based on technology available to local sheriff’s investigators they were able to determine, according to their testimony, that some of the deleted items had been transfered to thumb drives and jump drives that were in Allen’s possession at the time of his arrest. He led invesigators to the storage devices and fire arms found in his home according to testimony given by law enforcement.

Although Allen’s statements to adult probation opened the door to the investigation, Charles Humphrey’s, Sheriff’s Criminal Investigator and Deputy Sgt. Cory Weatherford conducted the investigaton. Weatherford, using information gleaned by Humphrey’s forensic investigation of Allen’s iPhone, iPad, and other electronics, noted in testimony that everytime a file is moved there is a file date branded to the item. Weatherford noted that some of the items did show to have been moved from a recycle bin onto drives that were stored by Allen on other devices.

Author: Staff Reporter

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