Torrington man sentenced to supervised release by federal court


CASPER – A Torrington man was sentenced to supervised release and fines after being convicted of possession of child pornography in Federal District Court here last month.

According to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Daniel Curtis Garner, 41, was sentenced to 15 years supervised release and fined $5,000 on Nov. 30 before Federal District Judge Scott W. Skavdahl. Garner received credit for time already served in jail and will pay a $5,000 assessment under the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act.

Passed in 2015 and signed into law by then-Pres. Barack Obama, the Justice for Victims of Trafficking Act seeks to fight human trafficking while providing services and restitution to victims and funding resources for law enforcement.

Garner was reportedly arrested in Casper. The case was investigated by the state Division of Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the federal Department of Homeland Security.

Other recent actions in the Federal District Court for Wyoming include:

n Julio Garay-Gutierrez, 40, of Mexico, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on Nov. 30 for being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm. Garay-Gutierrez was arrested in Cody. He received 24 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment, and is subject to deportation upon release from custody. This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 

n Arvin Ignatius Felter, 26, of Riverton, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Scott W. Skavdahl on Nov. 30 for assault by strangulation. Felter was arrested in Arapaho. He received 24 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was order to pay a $100 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Bureau of Indian Affairs. 

n William Amadeo Salazar-Orellana, 33, of El Salvador, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on Nov. 27 for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Salazar-Orellana was arrested in Natrona County. He received six months of imprisonment, was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment, and is subject to deportation upon release from custody. This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

n Martin Hernandez, Jr., 32, of Casper, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on Nov. 27 for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Hernandez was arrested in Casper. He received 37 months imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $400 fine and a $100 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Mills Police Department, the Natrona County Sheriff’s Office, and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. 

n Taylor Jay Whiting, 26, of Casper, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on Nov. 27 for being a felon in possession of a firearm. He received 37 months imprisonment, to be served consecutive to his undischarged terms of state imprisonment from Natrona County District Court. Whiting will be placed on three years of supervised release upon release from custody and was ordered to a $100 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Casper Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. 

n Juan Carlos Correra-Ibarra, 28, of Durango, Mexico, was sentenced by Chief Federal District Court Judge Nancy D. Freudenthal on Nov. 27 for illegal re-entry of a previously deported alien into the United States. Correra-Ibarra was arrested in Natrona County. He received time served, plus ten days, was ordered to pay a $100 special assessment, and is subject to deportation upon release from custody. This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 

n Jeremy Taylor Harding, 36, of Riverton, was sentenced by Federal District Court Judge Alan B. Johnson on Nov. 21 for being a felon in possession of a firearm. Harding was arrested in Riverton. He received 60 months of imprisonment, to be followed by three years of supervised release, and was ordered to pay a $100.00 special assessment. This case was investigated by the Wyoming Division of Criminal Investigation and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. 

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