West Richland Child Porn Leads To 23-Year Sentence After Kazakhstan Extradition – NBC Right Now

WEST RICHLAND - 50-year-old West Richland native Trent Drexel Howard was sentenced to 23 years in jail on Jan. 6. U.S. District Decide Salvador Mendoza, Jr. sentenced Howard, including 20 years of federal supervision after his launch. Howard had plead responsible to the tried manufacturing of kid pornography final September. 

Howard's tried productions occurred between 2008 and 2016 with not less than 14 victims via hidden cameras in his house bedrooms and loos. That is how he acquired footage of the minors in semi-nude and nude states. 

An spy was despatched 168 recordsdata from Howard over a publicly-accessible file-sharing community on-line. After the recordsdata have been shared, federal brokers carried out a search warrant and seized over 100 digital units. 

On the time of the search, Howard was working in Kazakhstan, the place he tried to remain after studying of the investigation. Kazakhstan authorities arrested Howard in Sept. 2019, the place he was detained till his extradition to the U.S. It was the primary United States extradition from Kazakhstan on document. 

The U.S. Division of Justice launched Challenge Protected Childhood in 2006 relating to the rise in baby sexual abuse and exploitation. The case happened via Challenge Protected Childhood with investigation from: Kennewick Police Division, Richland Police Division, Moses Lake Police Division, FBI Spokane Resident Workplace and the Southeast Regional ICAC Process Drive. The prosecution was performed by Assistant U.S. Lawyer for Japanese WA Ann T. Wick.

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