Bedford County Man Charged With Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

Robert J. McBride intake photo

Robert J. McBride intake photo

On July 24, 2015, members of the Bedford County Sheriff’s Office arrested Robert J. McBride, of Bell Buckle, for Aggravated Sexual Exploitation of a Minor. McBride’s arrest comes after a joint investigation with the Winchester Police Department’s ICAC (Internet Crimes Against Children) Unit. Investigators from both agencies executed a search warrant at McBride’s residence and recovered numerous items of evidence that included child pornography.
McBride was booked at Bedford County Sheriff’s Office under a $100,000 bond.
Members of the Winchester Police Department’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force discovered an IP address to which the files were being downloaded with a computer in Bedford County, then subpoenaed an area telephone/Internet provider to link the address to McBride’s computer.
The Winchester investigators downloaded 71 files from McBride’s computer during the first half of April, officials said.
In the report, McBride’s computer, compact discs, a SD card and a thumb drive were confiscated along with two expensive life-size dolls of 4-and-5-year old children, a rifle and ammunition.