Registered Sex Offender In Washington Sentenced For Child Pornography Out Of Tucson

Donald Edward Cobern [Photo from Arizona Attorney General Office]

PHOENIX – A Tucson man, Donald Edward Cobern, was sentenced to 15 years in prison for Sexual Exploitation of a Minor, after pleading guilty to three counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. Cobern is a registered sex offender who was previously convicted of First Degree Child Molestation in Washington State.

Cobern’s prison sentenced is to be followed by lifetime probation.

In February of 2019, investigators with the Arizona Attorney General Special Investigations Section and the Tucson Police Department received a tip from Microsoft that a computer in Tucson had used Microsoft services to view child pornography. Based on that tip, investigators traced the computer to Cobern. When they searched his apartment, investigators found a desktop computer, two flash drives, and an external hard drive. A forensic analysis confirmed that these devices collectively contained hundreds of images of child pornography.

To report the online exploitation of children, visit the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s CyberTipline. The public can make reports of suspected online attempts to lure children for sexual acts, extra-familial child sexual molestation, child pornography, child sex tourism, child sex trafficking, unsolicited obscene materials sent to a child, misleading domain names, and misleading words or digital images on the internet.

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