Hailey Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Child Pornography
BOISE – Donald Wilson, 51, of Hailey, Idaho, pleaded guilty today in United States District Court in Boise, to possession of sexually explicit images of minors, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced.
According to the plea agreement, Homeland Security agents received information that Wilson had used his credit card to purchase child pornography from a members-restricted commercial website. A search of Wilson's home resulted in the seizure of computers and computer storage media that contained more than 600 sexually explicit images of minors, including prepubescent minors.
The charge carries a maximum punishment of up to ten years in prison, a fine up to $250,000, and a minimum of five years to lifetime supervised release.
“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,” said Olson. “Individuals who possess, view and share images of child pornography will be caught and punished.”
Sentencing is scheduled for November 7, 2011, before U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge in Boise.
The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
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