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Truck Driver Found Guilty of Possession of Child Pornography

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

Salt Lake City, Utah – A federal jury convicted a Salt Lake County man today of possession of child pornography via the internet.

According to court documents and the evidence presented at trial, Zachary Matthew Hansen, 40, of West Valley City, Utah, downloaded images and video files containing child sexual abuse materials from a file-sharing network. On August 11, 2017, in the District of Utah, an FBI agent, acting in an undercover capacity and using law enforcement tools identified a device with an IP address that was later identified as Hansen’s cellphone and contained downloadable child sexual abuse materials via a file-sharing network. During multiple examinations of Hansen’s cellphone, federal agents found multiple images and videos of child sexual abuse materials.

Hansen’s sentencing hearing will be scheduled at a later date before U.S. District Court Judge Howard C. Nielson, Jr. at the Orrin G. Hatch United States District Courthouse in downtown Salt Lake City.

U.S. Attorney, Trina A. Higgins for the District of Utah made the announcement.

The case was investigated by the FBI Salt Lake City Field Office.

Assistant United States Attorneys Mark Hirata and Carol A. Dain are prosecuting the 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. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and CEOS, Project Safe Childhood marshals 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


Felicia Martinez
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Updated July 20, 2023

Project Safe Childhood
Press Release Number: 23-48