Jay Daniel Hoover, 28, of Cando, N.D., was sentenced on Aug. 29, on one charge of possession of materials involving the sexual exploitation of minors and one charge of receipt of materials involving the sexual exploitation of minors.
On October 13, 2011, a search warrant was obtained and executed for Hoover’s residence located at 609 9th Avenue in Cando.
During the search, Hoover was interviewed by law enforcement and admitted to downloading and viewing child pornography on the internet from his computer. Law enforcement seized various electronic media containing child pornography.
Eventually, the electronic media was forensically examined by the N.D. Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
The forensic examination revealed more than 850 video files and 350 image files depicting children engaged ins sexually explicit conduct.
Hoover was sentenced to eight years imprisonment to be followed by ten years of supervised release. Hoover was ordered to pay a $200 special assessment to the Crime Victim's Fund.