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Jamie Brock Grubb Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Thursday, January 06, 2011

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Missoula, on January 6, 2011, before U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, JAMIE BROCK GRUBB, a 22-year-old resident of Bozeman, appeared for sentencing. GRUBB was sentenced to a term of:

  • Prison: 60 months
  • Special Assessment: $100
  • Supervised Release: 7 years

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

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

U.S. Homeland Security Investigations agents were investigating allegations of child pornography access by users utilizing the peer-to-peer file sharing network. One investigation involved a person in Bozeman who had child pornography available to share via a file sharing program beginning in 2009. A taskforce detective in Illinois downloaded numerous images of child pornography from the computer belonging to GRUBB in January, 2009. An FBI agent in Billings also downloaded numerous child pornography images and movies from GRUBB on three different occasions in February, 2009. FBI Agents obtained a federal search warrant for GRUBB's residence in Bozeman, which was served on May 6, 2009.

When questioned, GRUBB admitted that he used the peer-to-peer file sharing program Limewire to receive and possess hundreds of child pornography videos and images. He detailed the search terms he used to find child pornography on Limewire and how he saved it to various computers.

Agents seized various computer equipment at GRUBB's residence. Subsequent forensic examination revealed hundreds of images and movies of child pornography that GRUBB had received via the Internet during 2008 and 2009 and continued to possess until the equipment was seized. GRUBB possessed images and movies of children clearly prepubescent and children engaged in sadistic or masochistic abuse or other depictions of violence.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that GRUBB will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, GRUBB 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 U.S. Homeland Security Investigations and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.



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