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Burley man guilty of distributing child porn

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Posted at 4:20 PM, Feb 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-10 18:20:54-05

Danny Henderson, 42, of Burley, pleaded guilty Wednesday in United States District Court to possessing and distributing child pornography, according to U.S. Attorney Wendy Olson.

Henderson was indicted on October 27, 2015.

According to the plea agreement, on May 26, 2015, Henderson sent twenty-one sexually exploitative images of minors to another person via email. A subsequent search of his residence revealed several computers with numerous sexually exploitive images of minors. Henderson admitted that he possessed the images, knowing the images contained visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, and also knowing that production of such visual depictions involved the use of minors in sexually explicit conduct, according to a news release from Olson’s office.

The charge of possession of child pornography is punishable by up to twenty years in prison, up to five years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000. The charge of distribution of child pornography is punishable by at least five and up to twenty years in prison, at least three and up to five years of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000.

Henderson is scheduled to be sentenced on May 20, 2016, before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill at the federal courthouse in Pocatello.

The case was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations.