(Cheyenne, WY) – United States Attorney Bob Murray announced today that Andrew Culligan, age 35, of Torrington, pled guilty to possession of child pornography during a change of plea hearing held on January 18, 2022, before Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal, according to a release issued by the Department of Justice.
Sentencing has been set for April 8, 2022.
Culligan was arrested on August 4, 2021, in Casper after being indicted by a federal grand jury.
He faces up to 20 years of imprisonment, 5 years to life of supervised release, a $5,000 special assessment pursuant to the Victims of Sex Trafficking Act of 2015, up to $17,000 in special assessments, and mandatory restitution of not less than $3,000 per requesting victim pursuant to the Amy, Vicky and Andy Child Pornography Victim Assistance Act of 2018.
This crime was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Christyne M. Martens.