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District of Minnesota

Monday, February 10, 2020

Cass County Man Sentenced To 12 Years In Prison For Distributing Child Pornography

United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced the sentencing of JARED ROSS BOSWELL, 33, to 145 months in prison for distributing child pornography. BOSWELL, who pleaded guilty on August 15, 2019, was sentenced today before Judge Donovan W. Frank in U.S. District Court in Bemidji, Minnesota.

According to the defendant’s guilty plea, from April 2018 through September 2018, BOSWELL used the internet to send obscene materials and distribute sexually explicit images. Specifically, on September 7, 2018, BOSWELL sent an image depicting child sexual abuse to a minor, who he knew to be 10 years old.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the Red Lake Department of Public Safety, the Mille Lacs Tribal Police Department, the Bemidji Police Department, the Hubbard County Sheriff’s Office, the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, and the FBI.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Angela Munoz.


Defendant Information:


Cass County, Minn.


  • Distribution of child pornography, 1 count


  • 145 months in prison
  • 15 years of supervised release




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Updated February 10, 2020