Casper Man Pleads Not Guilty to Old, New Child Pornography Charges

A Casper man pleaded not guilty on Friday in federal court to four child pornography-related charges, according to federal court records.

Liam Van Damme, born in 2000, was charged in a criminal complaint earlier this week with transportation of and possession of child pornography.

On Thursday, the federal grand jury handed up the indictment that also included one count each of production of child pornography and attempted production of child pornography.

On Friday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Kelly Rankin heard the not guilty pleas and ordered Van Damme to be detained until his trial set for Jan. 25 before U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Freudenthal.

The indictment said the child production crime happened on Jan. 26, and the attempted production crime happened on Sept. 26.

If convicted, production of and attempted production of child pornography are each punishable by 15 years to 30 years imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, five years to life supervised release, a $5,000 special assessment according to the Victims of Sex Trafficking Act of 2015, and up to $50,000 mandatory restitution according to the Amy, Vicky and Andy Child Pornography Victim Assistance Act of 2018.

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