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Great Falls man charged in child pornography case

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

GREAT FALLS—The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced that Lothar Konrad Krauth, 80, of Great Falls, appeared on a criminal complaint before U.S. Magistrate Judge John T. Johnston on charges of receipt of child pornography.

The complaint alleges the crime occurred from about Oct. 26, 2017 to Oct. 26, 2018 in Cascade County.

The complaint is merely an accusation and Krauth is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

If indicted and convicted of the charge in the complaint, Krauth faces a minimum mandatory five years to 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine and three years supervised release.

Johnston ordered Krauth detained pending a detention hearing set for Nov. 14.

The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations. PACER Case Reference. MJ 18-76-GF-JTJ






Clair Johnson Howard
Public Information Officer
(406) 247-4623

Updated November 9, 2018