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Boise man sentenced in child porn case; report says he had over 6,400 images and 900 videos

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Posted at 1:41 PM, Jun 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-27 15:41:35-04

Ronald Lallatin, 60, of Boise, was sentenced Tuesday in United States District Court in Boise to five years in prison followed by five years of supervised release, and a $5,100 special assessment, for possession of child pornography.

Lallatin pleaded guilty on March 1.

According to the plea agreement, in June of last year, Department of Homeland Security agents served a search warrant on Lallatin’s home in Boise, based upon evidence that a computer there had accessed and downloaded a video containing child porn.  Lallatin admitted to agents hey would find “child porn” on his computer, stating he had viewed images of child pornography for at least the past five years, according to the U.S. Attorney’s Office news release.

A laptop computer and nine electronic storage devices belonging to Lallatin were seized.  “When agents examined the devices, they discovered 6,484 still images and 937 videos containing child pornography, including images of prepubescent minors, images showing sadistic and masochistic conduct with minors, and images of the sexual abuse or exploitation of an infant or toddler,” the release stated.

Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill also ordered Lallatin to forfeit the computer and electronic storage devices used in the commission of the crimeand to pay a total of $6,000 in restitution to victims depicted in the images he possessed. 

As a result of his conviction, Lallatin will be required to register as a sex offender.

The case was investigated by The Department of Homeland Security, and was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat child sexual exploitation and abuse.