Casper Man Sentenced For Child Pornography
A federal judge sentenced Casper resident Rick William Olsen to six years eight months imprisonment on a child pornography charge on Thursday.
Olsen had pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography. A second count of transportation of child pornography was dismissed at the sentencing by U.S. District Court Judge Scott Skavdahl.
Besides the prison term, Skavdahl recommended he be placed at the federal prison in Englewood, Colo., participate in a sex offender treatment program, and be on probation for 10 years after his release.
Olsen also will serve this sentence concurrently, or at the same time, for whatever punishment is handed down in a case filed against him in June. The District Attorney's Office charged Olsen with making a child under 13 (born in 2008) sexually touch him multiple times from May 2014 to June 2015, according to Natrona County Circuit Court records. This case of second-degree sexual assault of a minor -- punishable by up to 20 years imprisonment -- has not been bound over yet to the Natrona County District Court for trial.
The FBI’s Violent Crimes Against Children Intelligence Unit, working with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, had received multiple reports about him.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested Olsen in May, and a federal grand jury indicted him in July, according to court records. He pleaded guilty in August.
Olsen, also known as Rico Suave, was living at a residence on South Socony Place, “and was very likely involved in the distribution, transmission, receipt, and /or possession of child pornography,” according to court records.
An agent with the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation later found images on his cell phone of children engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
The government regards child pornography as a crime of violence because it involves sometimes brutal assaults on children who cannot give consent to sexual activity.