Philip Jeff Glen Sentenced in U.S. District Cour
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Billings, on August 11, 2011, before Chief U.S. District Judge Richard F. Cebull, PHILIP JEFF GLEN, a 54-year-old resident of Billings, appeared for sentencing. GLEN was sentenced to a term of:
Prison: 90 months
Special Assessment: $200
Forfeiture: computer equipment
Supervised Release: life
GLEN was sentenced in connection with his guilty plea to receipt and distribution 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:
In October 2009, U.S. Homeland Security Investigations agents in Billings received information that a person residing at a specific address in Billings was suspected of distributing child pornography via a website entitled www.free6.com.
On January 11, 2010, a search warrant was served at that residence and various items of computer equipment were seized. A subsequent forensic examination found images and a movie of child pornography on the computer belonging to GLEN.
When questioned, GLEN admitted posting child pornography pictures to the named website. GLEN also received images of child pornography via the Internet during 2008 and 2009, and 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 GLEN will likely serve all of the time imposed by the court. In the federal system, GLEN 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.