An Indiana man pleaded guilty Monday in the U.S. District Court in Boise to possession of child pornography.
According to court records, in February of this year, a Nampa Police Department school resource officer learned a 14-year-old Nampa student was in an internet relationship with Mark Eugene Timperley, 20, of Indianapolis, Indiana -- and that Timperley planned to come to Idaho to live with the student.
Nampa officers found text messages on the victim’s cell phone between Timperley and the victim wherein Timperley asked for -- and received -- images of the victim engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
Three days later, Nampa Police detectives met with Timperley in Boise after he got off a Greyhound bus. Records say Timperley told detectives he was in an online relationship with the victim, that he knew the victim was 14 years old, and that he asked for and received sexually explicit images from the victim. The detectives say they examined the contents of Timperley’s cell phone and found about 45 explicit images of the victim.
Timperley is scheduled to be sentenced November 20.
Possession of child pornography is punishable by up to ten years imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, a term of supervised release of not less than five years and up to life, and a $5,100 special assessment.
The case was investigated by the Nampa Police Department, Homeland Security Investigations, and the Canyon County Prosecutor’s Office.