BILLINGS – A one-time federal agent for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been indicted on child pornography charges.
Shawn Thomas Conrad, 48, has been charged with sexual exploitation of a child and possession of child pornography, according to court documents.
In August, Conrad coerced or attempted to entice a minor to engage in sexually explicit content. Court documents state that Conrad did this for the purpose of “producing visual depiction of such content.”
The indictment also states that Conrad was knowingly in possession of a computer disk that contained a pornographic image of a child.
Conrad was employed as a special agent with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in the Billings region, but it is unclear whether or not he was employed there at the time of the incident, or if he remains employed there.
Conrad was ordered to turn over a laptop and external hard drive as part of the investigation.
If convicted, Conrad faces a minimum of 15 years and a maximum of 50 year in prison.
Reporting by Samantha Sullivan for MTN News