anchorage man indicted for production of child pornography
Anchorage, Alaska – An Anchorage man has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Anchorage for one count of enticement of a minor using the Internet and one count of attempted production of child pornography.
U.S. Attorney Karen L. Loeffler for the District of Alaska announced that a grand jury returned a two-count indictment charging Jeremy Ross Diermyer, 28, of Anchorage, Alaska.
If convicted of attempted child pornography production, Diermyer faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison and a potential maximum sentence of 30 years in prison, and a $250,000 fine. The charge of enticement of a minor using the Internet carriers a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison and a potential maximum sentence of life in prison, and a $250,000 fine.
The charges against Diemyer are the result of an investigation conducted by Homeland Security Investigations and the Alaska State Troopers. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kyle G. French presented the evidence to the grand jury and is prosecuting the matter on behalf of the United States.
This case is being brought as part of Project Safe Childhood. In May 2006, DOJ launched Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative designed to protect children from online exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys' Offices, Project Safe Childhood combines federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.