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Casey John Vervick Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Thursday, July 22, 2010

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Missoula, on July 22, 2010, before U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, CASEY JOHN VERVICK, a 31-year-old resident of Missoula, appeared for sentencing. VERVICK was sentenced to a term of:

  • Prison: 66 months
  • Special Assessment: $100
  • Supervised Release: 10 years

VERVICK was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to receipt of child pornography.

In an Offer of Proof filed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Cyndee L. Peterson, the government stated it would have proved at trial the following:

The Missoula County Sheriff's Office received a referral regarding a computer in Missoula County having child pornography files available. A detective obtained a search warrant for VERVICK's residence in Missoula and seized a computer from that residence on June 25, 2009.

A forensic examiner determined the computer contained 34 files of child pornography videos. Some of the child pornography videos portray pre-pubescent children and violence. The videos were received/downloaded via the Internet to that computer between May 26, 2009, and June 17, 2009.

During the search, VERVICK was interviewed and admitted to downloading and viewing files containing child pornography. He told the detectives the search terms he utilized to find the child pornography videos on LimeWire (a file sharing program).

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that VERVICK will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, VERVICK 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 Missoula County Sheriff's Office, the Missoula Police Department and the Montana Division of Criminal Investigation.



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