United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner
Eastern District of California
Yolo County Kidnapping Suspect Indicted for Trading Child Pornography
|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||
Friday, May 24, 2013
Docket #: 2:13-cr-00191 LKK
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A federal grand jury returned a four-count indictment Thursday, charging Kyle Michael Hall, 24, of Woodland, with four counts of receipt and distribution of child pornography, United States Attorney Benjamin B. Wagner announced.
According to the indictment, between May 10, 2012, and October 30, 2012, Hall distributed and/or received child pornography through the Internet. Hall was originally arrested by Woodland Police after attempting to kidnap a woman in Woodland. Charges are currently pending in Yolo County in that case.
This case is the product of an investigation by the Woodland Police Department and the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office. Assistant United States Attorney Kyle Reardon is prosecuting the case.
If convicted, Hall faces a sentence of five to 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and a lifetime of supervised release. Any sentence, however, would be determined at the discretion of the court after consideration of any applicable statutory sentencing factors and the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, which take into account a number of variables. The charges are only allegations; the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute those who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. Click on the “resources” tab for information about Internet safety education.