was an LDS church member and fireman in Davis County, Utah; Pleaded guilty to 5 counts of LEWDNESS INVOLVING A CHILD; CSAM material was found on his computer

Case Summary

Ryan Frandsen was an LDS member and firefighter in Davis County, Utah. He was originally charged with nine felony counts of sexual exploitation of a minor, for downloading CSAM material on his computer. A plea deal was made and Frandsen pleaded to 5 counts of LEWDNESS INVOLVING A CHILD – 2nd Degree Felony.

STATE OF UTAH vs. RYAN FRANDSEN
CASE NUMBER 091700702 State Felony
CHARGES
Charge 1 – 76-9-702.5 – LEWDNESS INVOLVING A CHILD – 2nd Degree Felony (amended to) – Class A Misdemeanor
Offense Date: March 19, 2009
Plea: March 15, 2010 Guilty
Disposition: March 15, 2010 Guilty
Charge 2 – 76-9-702.5 – LEWDNESS INVOLVING A CHILD – 2nd Degree Felony (amended to) – Class A Misdemeanor
Offense Date: March 19, 2009
Plea: March 15, 2010 Guilty
Disposition: March 15, 2010 Guilty
Charge 3 – 76-9-702.5 – LEWDNESS INVOLVING A CHILD – 2nd Degree Felony (amended to) – Class A Misdemeanor
Offense Date: March 19, 2009
Plea: March 15, 2010 Guilty
Disposition: March 15, 2010 Guilty
Charge 4 – 76-9-702.5 – LEWDNESS INVOLVING A CHILD – 2nd Degree Felony (amended to) – Class A Misdemeanor
Offense Date: March 19, 2009
Plea: March 15, 2010 Guilty
Disposition: March 15, 2010 Guilty
Charge 5 – 76-9-702.5 – LEWDNESS INVOLVING A CHILD – 2nd Degree Felony (amended to) – Class A Misdemeanor
Offense Date: March 19, 2009
Plea: March 15, 2010 Guilty
Disposition: March 15, 2010 Guilty

SENTENCE JAIL
Based on the defendant’s conviction of LEWDNESS INVOLVING A CHILD a Class A Misdemeanor, the defendant is sentenced to a term of 365 day(s) in the Davis County Jail. The total time suspended for this charge is 275 day(s).
Based on the defendant’s conviction of LEWDNESS INVOLVING A CHILD a Class A Misdemeanor, the defendant is sentenced to a term of 365 day(s) in the Davis County Jail. The total time suspended for this charge is 365 day(s).
Based on the defendant’s conviction of LEWDNESS INVOLVING A CHILD a Class A Misdemeanor, the defendant is sentenced to a term of 365 day(s) in the Davis County Jail. The total time suspended for this charge is 365 day(s).
Based on the defendant’s conviction of LEWDNESS INVOLVING A CHILD a Class A Misdemeanor, the defendant is sentenced to a term of 365 day(s) in the Davis County Jail. The total time suspended for this charge is 365 day(s).
SENTENCE JAIL SERVICE NOTE
Defendant is allowed work release upon verification of employment. Defendant is also allowed release for counseling. The Work Center will determine the schedule and travel times.

ORDER OF PROBATION
The defendant is placed on probation for 3 year(s).
Probation is to be supervised by Adult Probation & Parole.
Defendant to serve 90 day(s) jail.

Sources
  1. Firefighter accused in child porn case takes plea deal
    view source details | 19 Mar 2010 | KSL
Sources excerpts
  • Firefighter accused in child porn case takes plea deal
    Source type: News article
    Publisher: KSL
    Date published/accessed: 19 Mar 2010
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    South Davis Metro Fire Agency captain pleaded guilty to reduced charges in connection with child pornography allegations.

    Ryan Frandsen, 33, was initially charged with nine felony counts of sexual exploitation of a minor following his May arrest last year. Investigators say they found several downloaded videos involving children on his computer.

    According to the Salt Lake Tribune, a deal with prosecutors allowed Frandsen to plead guilty to just five misdemeanor counts of lewdness involving a child.

    He could face up to a year in jail when he is sentenced April 26.

    Frandsen has been placed on unpaid administrative leave since last April.

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