BOISE, Idaho (KIFI) – A 29-year-old Boise man was sentenced to 63 months in federal prison for possession of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Josh Hurwit announced Friday.
According to court records, between March 3 and March 12, 2022, the Boise Police Department (BPD) became aware Travis Borup was making files of child pornography available for sharing via a peer-to-peer network. BPD obtained a federal search warrant for Borup’s residence and, along with members of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, executed the search warrant and interviewed Borup. Borup admitted to using his cellphone to view child pornography for the past several years.
“This case demonstrates that those who possess child pornography in Idaho will be brought to justice,” U.S. Attorney Josh Hurwit said. “I am grateful for the strong partnership my office has with the Boise Police Department and the ICAC Task Force at the Idaho Attorney General’s Office, who every day conduct thorough investigations to find offenders and to protect Idaho’s children.”
“I am grateful for our partnerships with the Attorney General’s ICAC Task Force and the U.S. Attorney’s Office,” BPD Captain Matt Jones said. “This investigation is an outstanding example of the collaborative efforts law enforcement agencies make in order to protect our most vulnerable victims.”
U.S. District Judge Amanda K. Brailsford also sentenced Borup to 7 years of supervised release, which will commence upon completing his prison sentence, and entered an order forfeiting the cellphone that was used to commit the offense. Borup will be required to register as a sex offender as a result of the conviction.
U.S. Attorney Hurwit commended the cooperative efforts of the Boise Police Department and the ICAC Task Force, which led to the charge. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kassandra McGrady prosecuted this case.