Shoals man sentenced to prison on charges of child exploitation

BEDFORD – Lawrence Superior Court I Judge John Plummer III sentenced a Shoals man to seven years in the Indiana Department of Correction after he pleaded guilty to one count of child exploitation, a Level 4 felony, and one count of possession of child pornography, a Level 5 felony.

Camdon Cobb

As a part of a negotiated plea agreement with the State of Indiana, 38-year-old Camdon S. Cobb will serve five years executed in prison with two years suspended to probation, upon his release from the Indiana Department of Correction. As a part of his probation, Cobb is required by law to complete sex offender probationary terms. He also is required by law to register as a sex offender for 10 years upon his release from prison.

Lawrence County Deputy Prosecutor Lisa Kempf

“Children are our most precious members of society, whether they live in Lawrence County or elsewhere in the world,” said Lawrence County Deputy Prosecutor Lisa Kempf, who oversees crimes against women and children for the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office. “We must protect them at all costs.”

Cobb was arrested on August 17, 2021, after an investigation by the Indiana State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Unit, which received a report from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. Multiple video files were found associated with Cobb’s Dropbox account that showed child pornography.

After the state negotiated the plea agreement, based on the facts of the case, Cobb’s criminal history, the judicial economy, and the protection of the community, the remaining charges for possession of child pornography were dismissed by the State of Indiana.