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

United States Attorney Bob Murray announced today that DUSTIN ANTHONY HIEBERT, 24, of Gillette, Wyoming was indicted by a federal grand jury on four counts of production of child pornography. Hiebert appeared for an arraignment hearing before United States Magistrate Judge Kelly H. Rankin and pleaded not guilty to the charges. A trial has been set for April 11, 2022, before United States District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal. Hiebert was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshals Service.

If convicted on all counts, Hiebert faces 15 years to life imprisonment and five years to life of supervised release. He could also be ordered to pay a $5,000 special assessment pursuant to the Victims of Sex Trafficking Act of 2015 and a $100 special assessment on each count; a $50,000 special assessment and mandatory restitution of not less than $3,000 per requesting victim pursuant to the Amy, Vicky, and Andy Child Pornography Victim Assistance Act of 2018; and a fine of up to $250,000.

This case is being investigated by Homeland Security Investigations Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) and Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation ICAC. It is also part of the Project Safe Childhood initiative. Assistant United States Attorney Christyne M. Martens is prosecuting the case.  

An indictment merely contains allegations, and every defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

Case No. 22-00006-NDF

About Project Safe Childhood

Project Safe Childhood is 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 the U.S. Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (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.



Contact: Lori Hogan (Contractor)
United States Attorney Spokesman
Office: 307-772-2124
Twitter: @usaowy

Updated February 14, 2022

Project Safe Childhood
Press Release Number: 22-010