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United States of America v. Tyrel Grant Huseby
Case Number: 1:22-cr-00065
Judge: Susan P. Watters
Court: United States District Court for the District of Montana (Yellowston County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office in Billings
Defendant's Attorney: Kevin Chapman
Description: Billings, Montana criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant charged with possession of child pron.
The government alleged in court documents and statements in court that in November 2020, a sexually explicit image of a minor was inserted into an internet search engine, which then submitted a Cybertip to law enforcement. The investigation led to Tyrel Grant Huseby, atge 25. Law enforcement executed a search warrant at Huseby’s residence in July 2021. Huseby admitted to law enforcement that he possessed and acquired child pornography. A review of multiple pieces of Huseby’s electronic media found that he possessed more than 20 videos and approximately 4,470 images of child pornography. Huseby’s conduct spanned 15 years, beginning when he was approximately 10 years old.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Zeno B. Baucus prosecuted the case, which was investigated by the FBI, Prairie County Sheriff’s Office, Billings Police Department and Montana Division of Criminal Investigation.
This case was initiated under the Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood initiative, which was launched in 2006 to combat the proliferation of technology-facilitated crimes involving the sexual exploitation of children. Through a network of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and advocacy organizations, Project Safe Childhood attempts to protect children by investigating and prosecuting offenders involved in child sexual exploitation. It is implemented through partnerships including the Montana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. The ICAC Task Force Program was created to assist state and local law enforcement agencies by enhancing their investigative response to technology facilitated crimes against children.
18:2252A.F POSSESSION OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY; FORFEITURE ALLEGATION
Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 48 months in prison, followed by five years of supervised release. He was also ordered to pay a $100 special assessment and to pay restitution in the amount of 36,000 (12 victims at 3,000 each), interest waived.