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Boise Man Sentenced to Over 5 Years in Federal Prison for Possession of Child Pornography

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

BOISE – Travis Borup, 29, of Boise, was sentenced to 63 months in federal prison for possession of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Josh Hurwit announced today.

According to court records, between March 3 and March 12, 2022, the Boise Police Department (BPD) became aware that Borup was making files of child pornography available for sharing via a peer-to-peer network.  BPD obtained a federal search warrant for Borup’s residence and, along with members of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, executed the search warrant and interviewed Borup.  Borup admitted to using his cellphone to view child pornography for the past several years.

“This case demonstrates that those who possess child pornography in Idaho will be brought to justice,” said U.S. Attorney Josh Hurwit.  “I am grateful for the strong partnership my office has with the Boise Police Department and the ICAC Task Force at the Idaho Attorney General’s Office, who every day conduct thorough investigations to find offenders and to protect Idaho’s children.”

“I am grateful for our partnerships with the Attorney General’s ICAC Task Force and the U.S. Attorney’s Office,” said BPD Captain Matt Jones. “This investigation is an outstanding example of the collaborative efforts law enforcement agencies make in order to protect our most vulnerable victims.”

U.S. District Judge Amanda K. Brailsford also sentenced Borup to 7 years of supervised release, which will commence upon completing his prison sentence, and entered an order forfeiting the cellphone that was used to commit the offense.  Borup will be required to register as a sex offender as a result of the conviction.  

U.S. Attorney Hurwit commended the cooperative efforts of the Boise Police Department and the ICAC Task Force, which led to the charge.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Kassandra McGrady prosecuted this case.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. As part of Project Safe Childhood, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Idaho and the Idaho Attorney General’s Office partner to marshal federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.

 

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Contact

Cassie Fulghum

Public Information Officer

(208) 334-1211

Updated September 1, 2023

Topic
Project Safe Childhood