Repeat sex offender from Everett sentenced to 10 years in prison

Repeat sex offender from Everett sentenced to 10 years in prison

SEATTLE — A sex offender with prior state convictions for child molestation and child rape was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Seattle on Friday to 10 years in prison.

In a news release, U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran said 59-year-old Brian Kevin Rubenaker, of Everett, was sentenced for "access with intent to view child pornography."

“(Rubenaker) was on federal supervision following a nearly 13-year sentence for possession of child pornography when he was linked to a laptop computer hidden at another (sex) offender’s residence,” Moran said.

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According to officials, both Rubenaker and Mark Dreblow had their supervision revoked and were charged with new child pornography possession counts.

Chief U.S. District Judge Ricardo S. Martinez also imposed 10 years of supervised release to follow Rubenaker’s 10-year prison sentence.

"This defendant, already sent to state prison in 1998 for molestation and sexual abuse of minors, now faces a second significant federal sentence for acting on his sexual attraction to children. Those who collect and share images and videos of children being raped and tortured feed a market that thrives on the sexual abuse of children," Moran said.

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Two federal probation officers made an unannounced visit to Dreblow’s home in October 2018, according to records filed in the case.

“One of the probation officers noticed wires coming from a couch cushion.  Under the cushion was a laptop computer, which Dreblow said belonged to Rubenaker. Dreblow admitted the two men shared the computer and admitted it contained images of child sex abuse and exploitation,” Moran said.

Officials said they determined through forensix examination that the computer contained multiple images of children being abused and exploited.

Rubenaker was convicted in Washington Superior Court in 1998 of child molestation and rape of a child. In 2006, he was sentenced in federal court to nearly 13 years in prison for possession of child pornography. He was released in April 2016 on three years of supervised release.

Officials said Rubenaker was arrested in December 2018 for conspiracy to possess child pornography, pleaded guilty in January 2019 and was sentenced Friday.