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United States of America v. Jessica Lynn Dierking
Case Number: 2:20-cr-00024-ABJ
Judge: Alan B. Johnson
Court: United States District Court for the District of Wyoming (Laramie County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: Timothy J. Forwood
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Cheyenne, WY - The United States of America charged Jessica Lynn Dierking with receipt of child pornography, distribution of child pornography, and two counts of production of child pornography.
Jessica Lynn Dierking, age 34, a resident of Sheridan, Wyoming, was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 18, 2020, for receipt of child pornography, distribution of child pornography, and two counts of production of child pornography.
The maximum penalty upon conviction for receipt and distribution of child pornography is 5 to 20 years in federal prison, a $250,000 fine, 5 years to life of supervised release, and up to $35,000 in a special assessment. Restitution for any victim’s injuries and loss may also be ordered. The maximum penalty upon conviction for each count of production of child pornography is 15 to 30 years in federal prison, a $250,000 fine, 5 years to life of supervised release, and up to $35,000 in a special assessment. Restitution for the victim’s injuries and loss may also be ordered.
Dierking pleaded not guilty at her arraignment before Chief United States Magistrate Judge Kelly H. Rankin on March 31, 2020. Judge Rankin remanded the defendant to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service. A trial has been scheduled for May 26, 2020.
The charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, which is comprised of agents from the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and Homeland Security Investigations.
18 U.S.C. § 2252A(a)(2)(A) and (b)(1) - Receipt of Child Pornography
18 U.S.C. §§ 2252A(a)(2)(A), (b)(1) Receipt of Child Pornography
18 U.S.C. §§ 2252A(a)(2)(A), (b)(1) Distribution of Child Pornograpy
18 U.S.C. § 2251(a), (e) Production of Child Pronography
18 U.S.C. §2251(a), (e) Production of Child Pornography
Outcome: 03/31/2020 32 Minute Entry: Initial Appearance/Arraignment on Superseding Indictment as to Jessica Lynn Dierking (1) Count 1s,2s,3s,4s held on 3/31/2020. Defendant consented to FaceTime video appearance, pled not guilty, and will remain detained. Speedy trial is calculated as May 27, 2020. Any discovery provided by the US Attorney to Defendant by external hard drive at the detention facility where she is held may be viewed by Defendant privately and will not be required to have counsel with her to review any documents. Proceedings held before Honorable Kelly H. Rankin. (Court Reporter Jan Davis.) (Court Staff, szf) Modified text on 3/31/2020 (Court Staff, sbh). (Entered: 03/31/2020)
03/31/2020 33 NOTICE OF HEARING as to Jessica Lynn Dierking, Jury Trial set for 5/26/2020 01:30 PM in Cheyenne Courtroom No. 2 (Room No. 2116) before Honorable Alan B. Johnson. (Court Staff, szf) (Entered: 03/31/2020)
03/31/2020 34 WRITTEN CONSENT TO APPEAR BY VIDEO CONFERENCE by defendant Jessica Lynn Dierking (Court Staff, szf) (Entered: 03/31/2020)
03/31/2020 35 Warrant Returned Executed on 03/31/20 in case as to Jessica Lynn Dierking. (Court Staff, sth) (Entered: 03/31/2020)