Friday, August 26, 2011

Man pleads guilty in child porn case

Sentencing set for November for Hailey man


By TERRY SMITH
Express Staff Writer

The U.S. Attorney's Office in Boise reported Wednesday that a 51-year-old Hailey man has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography.

The man was identified in a news release as Donald Wilson. He entered his guilty plea Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Boise to a federal charge of "possession of sexually explicit images of minors."

The crime is punishable by up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's Homeland Security Investigations.

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The U.S. Attorney's Office reported that Wilson admitted to using a credit card to purchase child pornography from a commercial website.

"A search of Wilson's home resulted in seizure of computers and computer storage media that contained more than 600 sexually explicit images of minors, including prepubescent minors," the news release states.

"The U.S. Attorney's Office and the law enforcement community will aggressively investigate and prosecute people who use the Internet to sexually exploit children," stated Wendy J. Olson, U.S. attorney for Idaho. "Individuals who possess, view and share images of child pornography will be caught and punished."

Sentencing was scheduled for Nov. 7 before U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge.

Terry Smith: tsmith@mtexpress.com




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