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Filer man sentenced to 3 years for possessing child pornography

BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) – A 31-year-old Filer man was sentenced in U.S. District Court to 36 months in federal prison for possessing child pornography, Acting U.S. Attorney Rafael M. Gonzalez, Jr. announced Thursday.

U.S. Chief District Judge David C. Nye also ordered Scott Nice to serve 10 years of supervised release following his prison sentence.

Nice pleaded guilty to the charge on March 6, 2020.

According to court records, between January 30, 2019 and February 5, 2019, law enforcement computers operated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force downloaded several files of child pornography that were made available by Nice’s computer via a peer-to-peer network. A federal magistrate judge issued a search warrant for Nice’s Filer residence. FBI and ICAC members executed the search warrant and seized a laptop computer from Nice’s residence. A forensic examination of the computer revealed files of child pornography anime and internet history showing that the computer had been used to view child pornography videos. Nice admitted to downloading and viewing child pornography and child pornography anime.

At sentencing, Judge Nye also ordered Nice to forfeit the computer used in the commission of the offense. As a result of conviction, Nice will be required to register as a sex offender.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, with assistance from the Twin Falls County Sheriff’s Office.

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