Casper Man, Liam Van Damme Sentenced To 10 Years On Child Pornography Charges
(STL.News) Acting United States Attorney Bob Murray announced today that LIAM VAN DAMME, age 21 of Casper, Wyoming was sentenced to 120 months of imprisonment, followed by 60 months of supervised release by U.S. District Court Judge Nancy J. Freudenthal. Van Damme was also ordered to pay a $200 special assessment fee and may be ordered to pay restitution through a separate court order.
Van Damme came to the attention of law enforcement when he uploaded child pornography using a Google account and a Smug-Flickr account. The Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force investigated the related Cybertip Reports from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. The investigation showed that Van Damme had images of children as young as toddlers being violently sexually abused. Additionally, he had surreptitiously recorded a young child he had access to while the child changed clothes. Van Damme then edited the video down to focus on the child’s genitalia.
The United States Attorney’s Office requested a prison sentence of 150 months but ultimately the court decided on 120 months.