Coeur d'Alene man sentenced for child pornography | Crime
A 39-year-old Coeur d'Alene man has been sentenced to 60 months in prison and 5 years supervised release after pleading guilty to possession of child pornography.
According to statements made in court, the investigation began in July 2012 when an officer working with the Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force (ICAC) discovered a computer in Coeur d'Alene was making child pornography available on the internet. The officer was able to view several of the files that determined that they were images of minors being sexually abused by adults. Officers were able to trace the the files back to a computer in Weingart's residence.
In January 2013 a federal search warrant was served and Weingart admitted to possessing the child pornography. A forensic examiner found over 60 videos, and identified some of the minors as children from Washington, Georgia, Utah, Canada and Germany.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims