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Informational: Federal Court Arraignment

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Missoula, on September 28, 2010, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah C. Lynch, the following individual was arraigned:

LANCE JEFFREY YOUNG, a 22-year-old resident of Missoula, appeared on a charge of receipt of child pornography. He is currently released on special conditions. If convicted of this charge, YOUNG faces possible penalties of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and lifetime supervision. Assistant U.S. Attorney Cyndee L. Peterson is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was a cooperative effort between the Montana Division of Criminal Investigation, the Missoula County Sheriff's Office, the Missoula Police Department and the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.

The defendant pled not guilty to the charge.

The charge, an indictment, information or complaint, is merely an accusation and any person named as a defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty. A pre-trial conference and a trial date will be set and the United States will be required to prove the allegations set forth in the indictment beyond a reasonable doubt.



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