Timothy Weaver of the Dearborn area pleaded guilty last week to two counts of sexual exploitation of a child and one count of child pornography.
Weaver was originally charged in Cascade County court, but the case was moved to federal court due to the nature of the charges.
The incidents in question took place between March of 2010 and June of 2016.
Weaver will be sentenced on May 17th.
Court documents include the following information:
In August 2016, the Cascade County Sheriff’s office was conducting a criminal investigation, and Defendant Timothy Weaver’s residence in Cascade, Montana, was searched pursuant to a search warrant. Items were seized including an eMachines computer, a Polaroid Tablet, and a Microsoft cellular telephone. The items were submitted for forensic analysis and review.
The examiner located files that depicted children engaged in sexually explicit conduct as defined in 18 U.S.C. §2256. These files include images of “Jane Doe” engaged in sexually explicit conduct. The files containing images of “Jane Doe” are dated July 10, 2011 and June 26, 2016. In addition to images of “Jane Doe,” Weaver possessed images of other children engaged in sexually explicit conduct. The examiner determined that Weaver received the images depicting children other than “Jane Doe” on the eMachines computer between March 30, 2010, through on or about April 18, 2016. The examiner concluded that the eMachines computer, the Polaroid Tablet and the Microsoft telephone were all used to facilitate the commissions of the offenses.
Count 1 - Sexual Exploitation of a Child, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2251: First, at the time, “Jane Doe” was under the age of eighteen years; Second, that on or about July 10, 2011, the defendant knowingly employed, used, persuaded, induced, enticed or coerced the minor to take part in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct; and Third, knowing and having reason to know that such visual depiction would be transported in and affecting interstate and foreign commerce, and using materials that have been mailed, shipped, and transported in and affecting interstate and foreign commerce by any means, including by computer.
Count 67 - Sexual Exploitation of a Child, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2251: First, at the time, “Jane Doe” was under the age of eighteen years; Second, on or about June 26, 2016, the defendant knowingly employed, used, persuaded, induced, enticed or coerced the minor to take part in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct; and Third, knowing and having reason to know that such visual depiction would be transported in and affecting interstate and foreign commerce, and using materials that have been mailed, shipped, and transported in and affecting interstate and foreign commerce by any means, including by computer.
Count 75 – Receipt of Child Pornography, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 2252(a)(2): First, that on or about March 30, 2010, through on or about April 18, 2016, the defendant knowingly received a visual depiction using any means or facility of interstate or foreign commerce, including a computer; Second, that the production of such visual depiction involved the use of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct; Third, that such visual depiction was of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct; Fourth, that the defendant knew that such visual depiction was of sexually explicit conduct; and Fifth, the defendant knew that at least one of the persons engaged in sexually explicit conduct in such visual depiction was a minor.
(AUGUST 23, 2016) Timothy Allen Weaver is facing several felony charges after he allegedly assaulted at least one woman, one child, and a horse.
On August 19th, the Cascade County Sheriff's Office received word that Weaver was possibly abusing the women and children at his home in the Dearborn area between Great Falls and Helena.
Weaver reportedly got into an argument with one of the women at his home last Tuesday, and he pointed a shotgun at her, threatening to kill both her and another woman if they did not "get off of the mountain" where they live.
As the women and their children fled, Weaver doused himself in gasoline and locked himself in the house, according to court documents.
Further investigation by law enforcement officials revealed that Weaver had repeatedly assaulted the women and at least one of their children.
One of the women told officers that Weaver "has a huge sex appetite" and forced her and the other woman into numerous sexual situations that the women did "not approve of," but were forced into.
One of the women also told officers that Weaver photographs the sex acts, and has forced her engage in sexual acts with his black horse.
When officers searched the home, they found a "large volume" of pornography, including home-made pornography; Weaver had a photo of a woman inserting her fingers into the vagina of a black horse.
When interviewed by officers, Weaver admitted getting into an argument, grabbing a gun, and telling all of them to get off of the mountain.
Weaver did not dispute an assertion by a 9-year old girl that he had assaulted her recently.
Weaver also admitted having one of the women engage in sexual acts with a horse, and admitted that he may have photographed such acts.
According to court documents, Weaver said he committed sex acts with the horse "to push the envelope and feel loved."
Weaver also admitted that he was sexually attracted to children; he said that detectives would probably find child pornography in his home.
Court documents allege that Weaver said he knew this was "all wrong," and asked officers to shoot him.
Prosecutors have requested that bond for Weaver be set at $500,000 because of he risk to the victims if Weaver is released, and the flight risk posed by Weaver due to the nature of the allegations.
Weaver has been charged with deviate sexual conduct (felony); solicitation of deviate sexual conduct (felony); sexual abuse of children (felony); assault on a minor (felony); and partner/family member assault (misdemeanor).
Prosecutors note that additional charges are likely once the digital and photographic media is examined forensically.