Ammon Man Pleads Guilty to Possession of Sexually Exploitative Material
Richard Montgomery Layton, 22, of Ammon, Idaho, pleaded guilty today to possession of sexually exploitative images of a minor, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2252(a)(4), U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Layton appeared today before U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge at the federal courthouse in Pocatello.
According to the plea agreement filed on June 21, 2011, Layton admitted he accessed and downloaded hundreds of sexually exploitive images of children between October 21 and October 31, 2010.
The charge carries a maximum punishment of up to ten years in prison, a fine up to $250,000, and up to lifetime supervised release.
Sentencing is scheduled for September 19, 2011, before Judge Lodge in Pocatello.
The case was investigated by the Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) and U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI).
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