Idaho Falls Man Sentenced for Possessing Child Porn
POCATELLO – Christopher W. Kremer, 49, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, was sentenced today to six years in prison followed by ten years of supervised release for possessing sexually explicit images of a minor, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Kremer to forfeit a computer hard drive used in the commission of the offense. Kremer pleaded guilty to the charge on July 27, 2011.
According to court documents, Kremer admitted that between June 8 and December 17, 2010, he owned and possessed a computer containing over 2,886 images and 253 videos depicting sexually explicit images of children.
The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), U.S. Department of Energy Office of Inspector General, and the Bonneville County Sheriff's Office.
“The U.S. Attorney's Office aggressively works with its local, state, and federal partners to stop the sexual exploitation of children,” said Olson. “Those who continue to victimize children by possessing, sharing or distributing images of children being sexually abused will be investigated and prosecuted.”
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