Bonner Ferry Man Pleads Guilty to Possessing Child Pornography
COEUR D’ALENE - Thurlo Eugene Clark, 72, of Bonner Ferry, Idaho, pleaded guilty on April 25, 2017, to possession of sexually explicit images of minors, Acting U.S. Attorney Rafael M. Gonzalez, Jr. announced. Clark was charged by an information that was filed on April 3, 2017.
According to the plea agreement, Clark admitted that on May 6, 2016, law enforcement officers contacted Clark because officers received information that Clark tried to send child pornography through the wires. Clark admitted to law enforcement that he knowingly possessed child pornography, receiving them from people via email. With Clark’s consent, law enforcement officers recovered computer equipment containing child pornography.
The charge of possession of sexually explicit images of minors is punishable by up to 20 years in prison, a maximum fine of $250,000.00, and up to 5 years to life of supervised release.
Sentencing is set for July 26, 2017, before U.S. District Judge Edward J. Lodge at the federal courthouse in Coeur d’Alene.
The case was investigated by Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.