District Judge Gene Petty sentenced a Nampa man on Friday to 10 years in prison after he was found with hundreds of child pornography files.
Jorrell Williams, 23, pleaded guilty to five counts of sexual exploitation of a child. He could be eligible for parole after one-and-a-half years are served.
Williams was arrested on a felony warrant in July after an investigation by the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force revealed he was using the peer-to-peer network BitTorrent to download and possess child pornography. During the investigation, detectives uncovered that Williams was in possession of 265 files of child pornography and had used various search terms referencing pedophilia while attempting to locate and download the images and videos.
Williams initially told detectives that he accidentally downloaded some of it while looking for adult porn, but he later admitted to downloading the child porn because he wanted to.
Williams will be required to register as a sex offender, submit a DNA sample to the Idaho database, pay a $2,500 fine and $350 in public defender reimbursement.
“It’s obvious that the defendant in this case knowingly downloaded images and videos of child pornography based on some of the search terms he used, which are frankly appalling,” said Canyon County Deputy Prosecutor Erica Kallin in a public statement. “I’m thankful that he’s headed to prison where he can no longer victimize and exploit young children.”