Informational: Federal Court Arraignments
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Missoula, on July 29, 2011, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jeremiah C. Lynch, the following individuals were arraigned:
GUY WALDRON, age 33, appeared on a charge of escape from a Butte pre-release center. He is currently detained. If convicted of this charge, WALDRON faces possible penalties of 5 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and 3 years supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Paulette L. Stewart is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service.
RAYMOND DEAN SMITH, a 42-year-old resident of Missoula/Helena, appeared on charges of sexual exploitation of children, receipt of child pornography and possession of child pornography. He is currently detained. If convicted of these charges, SMITH faces possible penalties of a mandatory minimum of 15 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 a cooperative effort between the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Helena Police Department, U.S. Homeland Security Investigations, the Montana Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, and the Montana Division of Criminal Investigation.
DAVID JOHN WOODFIN, a 62-year-old resident of Connecticut (formerly of Bozeman), appeared on a charge of failure to register as a sexual offender. He is currently detained. If convicted of this charge, WOODFIN faces possible penalties of 10 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and 3 years supervised release. Assistant U.S. Attorney Marcia K. Hurd is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service.
The defendants pled not guilty to the charges.
The charge, an indictment, information or complaint, is merely an accusation and all persons named as defendants are 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.