Sentenced in U.S. District Cour
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Helena, on May 12, 2010, before Senior U.S. District Judge Charles C. Lovell, ANDREW SWAGER, a 43-year-old resident of Helena, appeared for sentencing. SWAGER was sentenced to a term of:
- Prison: 60 months
- Special Assessment: $100
- Forfeiture: computer
- Supervised Release: lifetime
SWAGER was sentenced after having been found guilty at trial of receipt of child pornography. Assistant U.S. Attorney Cyndee L. Peterson prosecuted the case for the United States.
Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that SWAGER will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, SWAGER does have the opportunity to earn a sentence reduction for "good behavior." However, this reduction will not exceed 15% of the overall sentence.
The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Helena Police Department and the Montana Division of Criminal Investigation.