Informational: Federal Court Arraignments
The United States Attorney's Office announced that during a federal court session in Great Falls, on April 25, 2013, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Keith Strong, the following individuals were arraigned:
WILLIAM FREDERICK SCHROEDER, a 31-year-old resident of Helena, appeared on charges of coercion and enticement and receipt of child pornography. He is currently detained. If convicted of these charges, SCHROEDER faces possible penalties of a mandatory minimum of 10 years in prison and could be sentenced to life, a $250,000 fine, and lifetime supervision. Special Assistant U.S. Attorney Ole Olson is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by the Helena Police Department.
FELIPE JESUS PARRA-FLORES, a 46-year-old resident of Nampa, Idaho, appeared on charges of receipt of child pornography and possession of child pornography. He is currently released on special conditions. If convicted of these charges, PARRA-FLORES faces possible penalties of a mandatory minimum of 5 years in prison and could be sentenced to 20 years, a $250,000 fine, and lifetime supervision. Assistant U.S. Attorney Cyndee L. Peterson is the prosecutor for the United States. The investigation was conducted by U.S. Department of Homeland Security - Homeland Security Investigations.
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.