DATE: August 5, 2021

CASE: Robert Mathis & Erin Mathis (Case #20FE018997)

PROSECUTOR: Deputy District Attorney Bruce Chang, Cyber Crimes Unit

On July 30, 2021, the Honorable Patrick Marlette sentenced Robert Mathis to 48 years to life in prison and Erin Mathis to 33 years to life in prison.  On May 26, 2021, Robert Mathis pled guilty to sexually assaulting three children ages 1, 5 and 6 years old. He also pled to possession of child pornography. Erin Mathis pled no contest to sexually assaulting two children ages 1 and 6 years old.  She also pled to possession of child pornography.

On November 4, 2020, Facebook notified the Citrus Heights Police Department that a Facebook user was sending child pornography. Detectives authored search warrants and identified Robert Mathis and Erin Mathis. A review of their devices revealed images and videos of both defendants abusing the children. Robert Mathis admitted to sexually assaulting the children while taking photos. Erin Mathis admitted to sexually assaulting two of the children in concert with Robert Mathis. Both admitted to possessing child porn.

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