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Samuel Allan Trammell Sentenced in U.S. District Cour

Friday, May 27, 2011

The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Missoula, on May 27, 2011, before U.S. District Judge Donald W. Molloy, SAMUEL ALLAN TRAMMELL, a 29-year-old resident of Missoula, appeared for sentencing. TRAMMELL was sentenced to a term of:

Prison: 30 months

Special Assessment: $100

Supervised Release: 5 years

TRAMMELL was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to possession 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:

During an Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) investigation, the Missoula Police Department discovered an IP address in Missoula which had known child pornography files available for download. TRAMMELL was identified as the suspect.

On January 11, 2010, detectives executed a search warrant at TRAMMELL's residence and seized a computer. TRAMMELL was interviewed and admitted he used LimeWire to access and receive child pornography on his computer. He admitted that, after they were downloaded, he viewed the child pornography files.

TRAMMELL's computer was forensically analyzed. Files containing images and videos of child pornography were located. The video files had been shipped or transported by computer, and the creation dates ranged from November 21, 2009, through January 4, 2010.

Because there is no parole in the federal system, the "truth in sentencing" guidelines mandate that TRAMMELL will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, TRAMMELL 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 conducted by the Missoula Police Department.



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