Informational: Federal Court Arraignment
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on October 25, 2010, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Carolyn S. Ostby, the following individual was arraigned:
JAMES JAY SAY, a 33-year-old resident of Buena Park, California, appeared on charges of advertisement and distribution of child pornography. He is currently detained. If convicted of these charges, SAY faces possible penalties of a mandatory minimum of 5 years in prison and could be sentenced to 30 years, a $250,000 fine and lifetime supervision. Assistant U.S. Attorney Marcia K. Hurd is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
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.