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Aug-14-2014 19:30printcomments

Relatives Turn in Salem Man with Huge Collection of Child Porn

Salem-News.com has learned that the suspect had two Facebook accounts, and worked at a local fast food restaurant.

Robert Littleton Willis
Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley says detectives arrested 35-year-old Robert Littleton Willis of Salem on Thursday, on 123 counts of Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse in the First Degree. Photo Courtesy: Linn County Jail

(SALEM, Ore. ) - A Salem, Oregon man is behind bars after he was found in possession of a large collection of child pornography, that he tried to hide from child welfare workers at a relatives home.

Linn County Sheriff Bruce Riley says detectives arrested 35-year-old Robert Littleton Willis on Thursday on 123 counts of Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse in the First Degree.

In June of this year, Willis gave his computer to relatives living in Mill City and asked them to hide it for him. He did this because he knew he was under investigation by the Child Welfare Division in Marion County, Riley said.

Willis' relatives later became suspicious as to why he wanted his computer hidden from DHS, so they looked through the contents of his computer and located the child pornography.

When they found the child pornography, Willis' relatives called police, the computer was seized, and Linn County Sheriff's Detectives began their investigation.

A search warrant was obtained to forensically search the digital contents of the hard drives of Willis' computer.

The digital evidence examination that followed, located 123 digital photographs and videos depicting minor female children as young as approximately five years old involved in sexually explicit conduct. This included prepubescent female children being raped by adult men, Riley said.

Salem-News.com has learned that Willis had at least two Facebook accounts. One with the name Robert Willis, and the other Rob Willis. Both stated that he was an employee of Burger King since 2006.

The operator of the Salem area Burger King restaurants, Boss Enterprises Inc., did not answer their phones when we tried to reach them for comment.

Willis is being held in the Linn County Jail on $1,230,000 bail.

This case is continuing to be investigated by Linn County Detectives.

This photo was said to have been taken in 2006, and was posted on the Rob Willis Facebook page.

Robert Littleton Willis facebook photo




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Anonymous October 24, 2014 5:05 pm (Pacific time)

Robert Littleton Willis will be arraigned in Marion County Circuit Court on November 5, 2014 at 8:30 am (case #14C45861) as the result of a Marion County Grand Jury indictment charging him with 5 counts of Encouraging Child Sexual Abuse in the First Degree, 6 counts of Sexual Abuse in the First Degree and 6 counts of Using a Child in the Display of Sexually Explicit Conduct.

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