U.S. Department of Justice
United States Attorney
District of Oregon
District of Oregon
For Immediate Release
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
Dwight C. Holton, United States Attorney
Contact: Sue Rutledge
Redmond Man Sentenced to 48 Months for Pipe Bomb and Child Pornography
EUGENE, Ore. – Brian Keith Fabbrini, 33, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Michael R. Hogan to serve two sentences of 48 months in prison for possessing child pornography and an unregistered pipe bomb. Fabbrini was also ordered to serve a 10- year term of supervised release following his release from prison. While on supervised release, Fabbrini must abide by a number of conditions, including restrictions on his access to computers, electronic devices, and the internet. He will also be prohibited from residing or being within 100 yards of places where minor children congregate.
The investigation arose when an Oregon Department of Justice (ODOJ) Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task force undercover investigation found Fabbrini’s computer using a peer-to-peer file-sharing program to make videos of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct available to others to download over the internet. While executing a search warrant on November 26, 2008 at Fabbrini’s residence in Redmond, Oregon, investigators found an unregistered metal pipe bomb and blasting caps inside of an unlocked cabinet in the garage of the residence, where minor children also resided. The Oregon State Police Arson and Explosives Section rendered the pipe bomb safe, and the Explosives Technology Branch of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives confirmed the device to be an improvised explosive weapon capable of causing property damage, injury and death. A forensic examination of Fabbrini’s computer, performed by the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, revealed 20 movie files depicting children, including prepubescent minors, engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
This case was investigated by the ICAC task force with assistance from the Redmond Police Department, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Bend Police Department, Oregon State Police, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant United States Attorney AnneMarie Sgarlata handled the prosecution.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/.