Activity in the U.S. Attorney's Office
Todd David Curington, age 57, of Gillette, Wyoming, was sentenced to 120 months in prison for possession of child pornography, second or subsequent conviction, and ordered to pay $48,000 in restitution. According to court documents, the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) received CyberTips indicating child pornography had been downloaded from devices inside Curington’s residence. On Feb. 28, ICAC served a search warrant on Curington’s residence, and found over 700 images of child pornography including infant/toddler, sadomasochism, and bestiality were found on devices belonging to Curington. Curington was indicted in May and pled guilty in August. This crime was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation ICAC Task Force and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Z. Seth Griswold. U.S. District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson imposed the sentence on Oct. 24.
Christian Jesus Lopez Sanchez, age 40, of Gillette, Wyoming, was sentenced to 60 days in prison for making false statements in an application and use of passport. According to court documents, the defendant was born in Las Vargas, Nayarit, Mexico, and is a citizen of the Republic of Mexico. On Aug. 08, 2022, Sanchez applied for a U.S. passport in Gillette. As proof of identity, the defendant submitted his Wyoming driver license and claimed he had been born in Phoenix, Arizona, using a counterfeit birth certificate. This crime was investigated by the U.S. Department of the State. U.S. District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson imposed the sentence on Oct. 23.
Escape From Custody
Michael Lee Sunrhodes, age 35, of Casper, Wyoming, was sentenced to a prison term for escape from federal custody. According to court documents, on Mar. 16, Sunrhodes did not return to the GEO Services Casper Re-Entry Center (CRC) from an approved work pass. Sunrhodes was in the CRC serving part of a 46-month sentence for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Sunrhodes was indicted on the escape charge and arrested in May, and he pled guilty in August. Sunrhodes, who has been in jail since May, will remain in federal custody until Jan. 4, 2024. This crime was investigated by the U.S. Marshals Service and prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy Gist. Chief U.S. District Court Judge Scott Skavdahl imposed the sentence on Oct. 26.
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