Nampa Man Sentenced for Accessing with Intent to View Child Pornography
BOISE – Josiah Yeasley, 28, of Nampa, Idaho, was sentenced yesterday to 30 months in prison, followed by 10 years of supervised release, for accessing with intent to view child pornography, U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson announced. Yeasley was charged in an information.
According to the plea agreement, from 2010 through 2015, Yeasley knowingly accessed with intent to view visual depictions on the internet of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. He used email to request and receive images of child pornography. A forensic examination of Yeasley’s electronic devices revealed that he had affirmatively saved images and a video file containing child pornography. The plea agreement requires forfeiture of real and personal property associated with the offense.
The case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
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, please visit www.usdoj.gov/psc and click on the tab “resources.”