Meridian Man Indicted Federally for Producing Child Pornography
BOISE – Donn Michael Casper, 39, of Meridian, Idaho, was indicted today by a federal
grand jury in Boise for sexual exploitation of children/production of sexually explicit images of a
minor, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced today.
The indictment alleges that between April 2009 and January 2011, Casper induced a male
minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing visual depictions of
such conduct, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2251(a).
According to an unsealed complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Boise on June 30, in
October 2010, Canadian police and the U.S. Postal Inspection Service began a joint investigation
into the worldwide distribution of child pornography via U.S. Mail and the Internet. During the
course of the investigation, investigators uncovered information allegedly identifying Casper in
the distribution of child pornography to Toronto, Canada. On June 29, 2011, a search warrant
was conducted by federal investigators and local law enforcement at Casper's Meridian home, in
which investigators allegedly found electronic media and videos containing the sexually explicit
images of a minor.
The charge of sexual exploitation of children/production of sexually explicit images of a
minor carries a mandatory minimum of 15 years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000, and a
minimum of five years up to lifetime supervised release.
The case was investigated by the United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) in
conjunction with the Toronto Police Service (TPS), the Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children
Task Force (ICAC), and the Meridian Police Department.
“Children are our society's most precious resource,” said Olson. “Law enforcement
agencies at all levels in Idaho worked cooperatively with Canadian law enforcement authorities
to stop this sexual exploitation of children.”
An indictment is a means of charging a person with criminal activity. It is not evidence.
The person is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
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