Wyoming Federal Judges Sentence Five Defendants
Wyoming federal judges recently sentenced five men for illegal alien, child pornography, firearms and explosives crimes, according to a news release from the Wyoming U.S. Attorney's Office.
Chief U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Freudenthal sentenced Mexican national Osvaldo Santos-Escarnio, 25, for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Santos-Escarenio was arrested in Casper. He received time served, plus 10 days, was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment, and is subject to deportation upon release from custody.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
Freudenthal sentenced Jeffrey Scott Lee, 61, of Laramie on two counts of possession of child pornography. He received two years three months of imprisonment, to be followed by seven years of probation, and was ordered to pay a $200 special assessment and $6,000 in restitution.
This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
Freudenthal sentenced Matt Brandon Bell, 35, of Cheyenne for attempting to access with intent to view child pornography. Bell appeared pursuant to a summons. He was placed on supervised probation for 10 years, with the first eight months to be served on home detention. Freudenthal also ordered him to pay a $100 special assessment and a $400 fine.
The DCI's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigated this case.
Freudenthal also sentenced Adam Michael Hansen, 28, of Camas, Wash., for unlawful possession of a destructive device. He received three years one month of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment and a $400 fine.
This case was investigated by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
The BATF also investigated the case of Timothy Alan Lee, 37, of Casper who was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Scott Skavdahl for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Lee received three years 10 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release. Skavdahl also ordered him to pay a $100 special assessment.