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Report: Boise man had 900+ child porn videos; some showing sadism, masochism

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Posted at 10:47 AM, Mar 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-02 12:47:15-05

Ronald Lallatin, 60, of Boise, pleaded guilty Wednesday in United States District Court to possession of child pornography, Acting U.S. Attorney Rafael Gonzalez said, some showing “sadistic and masochistic conduct with minors.”

According to the plea agreement, in June of 2016, agents with the Department of Homeland Security served a search warrant on Lallatin’s home in Boise, based upon evidence that a computer at the residence had accessed and downloaded a video containing child porn. 

Lallatin admitted to agents that they would find “child porn” on his computer, admitting he had viewed images of child pornography for at least the past five years, according to a news release from Gonzalez’ office.
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.

Sentencing is set for May 22, 2017, before Chief U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill.  

Possession of child porn is punishable by up to twenty years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a term of supervised release of not less than five years and up to life, and a $5,000 special assessment. 
As part of his plea, Lallatin also agreed to forfeit the computer and electronic storage devices used in the crime.