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Oldtown Man Sentenced to 36 Months For Obscenity Crime

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 06, 2012

COEUR D’ALENE – Troy Levi Williamson, 24 of Oldtown, Idaho, was sentenced today to 36 months in prison for transportation of an obscene matter, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Chief United States District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Williamson to serve three years of supervised release following his prison term. He pleaded guilty to the charge on June 20, 2012.

According to court documents, in July 2010, an officer with the Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) developed information that a computer in Oldtown, Idaho, possessed sexually explicit images of children. ICAC officers prepared and served a federal search warrant in September 2010. A United States Secret Service forensic examiner found that such images were on Williamson’s computer.

The case was investigated by the Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, a task force comprised of local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in Idaho. For more information about the ICAC Task Force, visit www.icacidaho.org.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc. For more information about internet safety education, visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab “resources.”