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Boise Man Sentenced to 60 Months in Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Idaho

BOISE – Ronald Lallatin, 60, of Boise, was sentenced today in United States District Court to 60 months in prison followed by five years of supervised release, and a $5,100 special assessment, for possession of child pornography, Acting U.S. Attorney Rafael Gonzalez announced. Lallatin pleaded guilty on March 1, 2017.


According to the plea agreement, in June of 2016, agents with the Department of Homeland Security served a search warrant on Lallatin’s residence in Boise, Idaho, based upon evidence that a computer at the residence had accessed and downloaded a video containing child pornography. Lallatin was present at the residence, and admitted to agents that they would find “child porn” on his computer, as he had viewed images of child pornography for at least the past five years. A laptop computer and nine electronic storage devices belonging to Lallatin were seized. When agents examined the devices, they discovered 6,484 still images and 937 videos containing child pornography, including images of prepubescent minors, images showing sadistic and masochistic conduct with minors, and images of the sexual abuse or exploitation of an infant or toddler.


Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Lallatin to forfeit the computer and electronic storage devices used in the commission of the charged offense, and to pay a total of $6,000 in restitution to victims depicted in the images he possessed. As a result of his conviction, Lallatin will be required to register as a sex offender.


The case was investigated by The Department of Homeland Security, and 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 For more information about internet safety education, please visit and click on the tab “resources.”

Updated June 27, 2017

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