William Jannasch of Buffalo was sentenced in District Court on Monday in Buffalo after pleading guilty to two counts of possession with intent to deliver child pornography.
According to information released by Johnson County Prosecuting Attorney Kenneth DeCock, a plea agreement filed with the court had recommended a sentence of 10 to 12 years in prison on each count.
District Judge John G. Fenn rejected the plea agreement and supporting argument from County Attorney DeCock, saying the sentence was greater than typically handed down for similar offenses, sentencing Jannasch to 6 to 12 years in prison.
The media release from DeCock said charges against Jannasch resulted from an investigation by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation 's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force from February of 2011.
During the investigation, DCI Agents found and downloaded files depicting child pornography from an Internet Protocol Address located in Buffalo. Further investigation showed the files were located on a computer operated by Jannasch, who had installed software making the files available for internet search and download