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Kalispell man sentenced for sexually explicit video of minor

March 26, 2019

A Kalispell man who was convicted of creating a sexually explicit video of a minor girl was sentenced recently to the minimum mandatory 15 years in prison, 10 years of supervised release and ordered to pay $3,000 restitution, according to U.S. Attorney Kurt Alme.

Allen Duane Turman, 44, pleaded guilty to sexual exploitation of a child during a Nov. 29, 2018, hearing.

Chief U.S. District Judge Dana L. Christensen presided at the March 22 sentencing.

Prosecution evidence showed that in October 2017, a law enforcement officer received a call about a thumb drive that belonged to Turman. A forensic analysis of the device showed it contained a sexually explicit video of a girl who was under the age of 18. By looking at other files on the thumb drive, law enforcement determined Turman had created the video.

When interviewed in April 2018, Turman told law enforcement that the victim had stayed with him but that he was using drugs at the time and his memory was poor. While he could not specifically remember making the video on the thumb drive, he did not dispute he created it.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Cyndee Peterson prosecuted the case, which was investigated by Homeland Security Investigations and the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office.