Kalispell Man Accused of Possessing Child Porn

Prosecutors accuse man of having more than 800 pornographic videos of children

By Justin Franz

A Kalispell man has been charged with two counts of felony sexual abuse of children after police found hundreds of videos and images of child pornography on his computer.

Christian Boots pleaded not guilty to both counts during an arraignment on July 20 before District Court Judge Amy Eddy.

According to court records, the Flathead County Sheriff’s Office began investigating Boots in January 2015 after learning that someone was downloading child pornography at a home on Twin Acres Drive. Nine months later, law enforcement searched Boots home and found a laptop and hard drives with more than 800 pornographic videos and 200 images, some featuring children in sexual acts as young as 3 years old.

If convicted, Boots could face up to 20 years in prison and more than $20,000 in fines. He is set to go to trial this fall.

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