Forum staff reports , Published April 24 2014
Bismarck man gets 10 years for child pornBISMARCK – A Bismarck man was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to possessing child pornography.
U.S. Attorney Tim Purdon said that Erik E. Cryderman, 47, was sentenced by Judge Daniel Hovland in U.S. District Court here to 10 years in prison and 10 years of supervised release.
Cryderman pleaded guilty in January to possessing material involving sexual exploitation of minors.
The 10-year prison term is the minimum mandatory sentence for that offense.
Cryderman must also register as a sex offender, Purdon said.
Purdon said Cryderman was in possession in March 2012 of visual depictions of children engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
The investigation was conducted by the North Dakota Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, along with Homeland Security Investigations, the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigation, and the North Dakota Parole and Probation Office.