October 13, 2011
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Robert Dennis Kilby was convicted of 23 counts of Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse

Oregon Attorney General John Kroger today announced the conviction of an Eastern Oregon man on child pornography charges.

“Prosecuting child pornography is one of our highest priorities,” said Attorney General Kroger. “DOJ’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) unit will continue to aggressively pursue anyone who sexually exploits children.”

Robert Dennis Kilby (DOB: 09/26/1944) was convicted by a Malheur County jury on 8 counts of Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse in the First Degree and 15 counts of Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse in the Second Degree.

Sentencing is scheduled for Oct. 26.

Kilby was previously sentenced in 1995 to 15 years in prison in Elmore County, Idaho, on two counts of Sexual Abuse of a Child, two counts of Possession of Sexual Exploitative Material, and one count of Lewd and Lascivious Conduct with a Minor.

Senior Assistant Attorney General Stephanie Tuttle prosecuted the case for the Oregon Department of Justice.

Attorney General Kroger’s top legislative priority in 2011 was to fix Oregon’s child pornography law, which was weakened earlier this year by a pair of court rulings.

Senate Bill 803, which clarified that intentionally viewing child pornography is a crime, was overwhelmingly approved by the Legislature.

The public is strongly encouraged to report information involving on-line sexual exploitation of children to their local law enforcement agency or to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at www.cybertipline.com or by calling 1-800-843-5678. Tips can be submitted anonymously.

The Oregon Department of Justice Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) unit investigates and prosecutes predators who use the internet to target and sexually exploit children. The unit works with district attorneys, law enforcement agencies and regional task forces that investigate online predators. ICAC is the only program in Oregon that is equipped with the necessary resources to catch sex predators throughout the state. Budget cuts in 2009 threatened to end the program in Oregon, but Attorney General Kroger made restoring the funds a top public safety priority. As a consequence of Kroger’s efforts, the Oregon Department of Justice received a $665,000 federal stimulus grant to keep the program operating. In 2011, the Oregon Legislature provided sufficient funds to keep the program running.

Since 2005, 166 internet predators were convicted as a result of ICAC’s work.

Attorney General John Kroger leads the Oregon Department of Justice. The Department’s mission is to fight crime and fraud, protect the environment, improve child welfare, promote a positive business climate, and defend the rights of all Oregonians.


Tony Green, (503) 378-6002 tony.green@doj.state.or.us |