Man sentencing for sexually exploiting 12-year old girl - KULR8.com | News, Weather & Sports in Billings, Montana

Man sentencing for sexually exploiting 12-year old girl

Posted: Updated:

GREAT FALLS - Jaycob Kutzera was found guilty and sentenced to 15 years in prison after he requested sexually explicit images of a 12-year-old girl in Great Falls.

The case started back in 2016 when the girl's mother found the images on her cell phone.  Upon further investigation, it was found that Kutzera knew the girl was 12, yet continued to engage in sexually explicit communications with her.  

The sentencing comes of a plea agreement that removed the majority of the 35 counts of sexual exploitation.  

Once his prison sentence is complete he'll be on supervised release for 5 years.  Kutzera was also ordered to pay restitution to the victim.   

You can find the full press release from the Department of Justice below. 

United States Attorney Kurt G. Alme

District of Montana

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                              KERI LEGGETT

Friday, June 29, 2018                                                                                                 (406) 761-7715

WWW.JUSTICE.GOV/USAO/MT                                                                                                     

CALIFORNIA MAN SENTENCED FOR SEXUALLY EXPLOITING A 12-YEAR OLD MONTANA GIRL

GREAT FALLS –Jaycob Tyler Kutzera, 23, from Redlands, California, was sentenced yesterday in U.S. District Court.  U.S. District Court Judge Brian Morris sentenced Kutzera to  180 months’ imprisonment.  Upon his release, he will be on supervised release for 5 years.  Kutzera was also ordered to pay restitution to the victim.   

The case stems from a 2016 investigation.  In April 2016, the mother of a 12-year old girl contacted the Great Falls Police Department.  The mother, formerly of Great Falls, stated that she had looked through her daughter’s cell phone and saw sexually explicit communications between her 12-year old daughter and a male.  The mother also saw sexually explicit images.  During its investigation, the Great Falls Police Department determined the 12-year old girl engaged in sexually explicit communications with Kutzera via Facebook and other online applications.  Kutzera requested sexually explicit images of the girl during their online chats.  Great Falls Police Detective Jesse Slaughter traveled to California, seized Kutzera’s cellular phone and computer pursuant to a search warrant, and interviewed Kutzera.  During the interview, Kutzera admitted that he knew the girl was 12 years old, yet he continued to engage in the sexually explicit communications with her.   He also continued to receive images and videos of the child engaged in sexual conduct.  He also sent the child images of himself masturbating.  Kutzera’s conduct continued from April through October 2016. 

The case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Cyndee L. Peterson.  This case was investigated by members of the Montana Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the Great Falls Police Department, DHS-Homeland Services Investigations and FBI Regional Computer Forensic Laboratory.    This case was initiated under the Department of Justice’s Project Safe Childhood initiative which was launched in 2006 to combat the proliferation of technology-facilitated crimes involving the sexual exploitation of children.  Through a network of federal, state and local law enforcement agencies and advocacy organizations, Project Safe Childhood attempts to protect children by investigating and prosecuting offenders involved in child sexual exploitation.  It is implemented through partnerships including the Montana Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force.  The ICAC Task Force Program was created to assist state and local law enforcement agencies by enhancing their investigative response to technology facilitated crimes against children. 

#####

  • Most Popular

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Harlem woman faces possible negligent homicide charges

    Monday, November 12 2018 7:23 PM EST2018-11-13 00:23:18 GMT
    Monday, November 12 2018 7:23 PM EST2018-11-13 00:23:18 GMT
    According to the Havre Daily News, a Harlem woman faces possible negligent homicide charges after she allegedly fought with another woman and leaving here in the cold weather. According to court documents,  the call came into dispatch last Thursday morning of two women arguing on Bullhook road just south of Havre. Once authorities arrived, Alaynna Gray told deputies that she had been drinking with the deceased woman. Gray inform officials that the other woman was driving when th...
    According to the Havre Daily News, a Harlem woman faces possible negligent homicide charges after she allegedly fought with another woman and leaving here in the cold weather. According to court documents,  the call came into dispatch last Thursday morning of two women arguing on Bullhook road just south of Havre. Once authorities arrived, Alaynna Gray told deputies that she had been drinking with the deceased woman. Gray inform officials that the other woman was driving when th...
  • Mother looking for her missing son

    Mother looking for her missing son

    Monday, November 12 2018 8:02 PM EST2018-11-13 01:02:41 GMT
    Monday, November 12 2018 8:02 PM EST2018-11-13 01:02:41 GMT
    A mother in Helena is desperately searching for her teenage son, after he went missing last week. She believes someone in the community might be providing him shelter. Whether they know it or not, whoever is hiding him is committing a felony. Harboring a missing or runaway teen, or any child under 18-year-old, is considered "custodial interference." The offense is  defined as any person that knowingly takes, entices or withholds a minor from their lawful guardian. If c...
    A mother in Helena is desperately searching for her teenage son, after he went missing last week. She believes someone in the community might be providing him shelter. Whether they know it or not, whoever is hiding him is committing a felony. Harboring a missing or runaway teen, or any child under 18-year-old, is considered "custodial interference." The offense is  defined as any person that knowingly takes, entices or withholds a minor from their lawful guardian. If c...
  • Gooseneck Lowboy Trailer Manufacturer Kalyn Siebert Earns TTMA Safety Award

    Gooseneck Lowboy Trailer Manufacturer Kalyn Siebert Earns TTMA Safety Award

    Friday, August 17 2018 11:33 AM EDT2018-08-17 15:33:06 GMT
    Kalyn Siebert recognized with its first Plant Safety Award from the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association (TTMA). The award was presented to Kalyn Siebert at TTMA’s 76th annual convention in Santa Ana...
    Kalyn Siebert recognized with its first Plant Safety Award from the Truck Trailer Manufacturers Association (TTMA). The award was presented to Kalyn Siebert at TTMA’s 76th annual convention in Santa Ana Pueblo, New...
  • Our Apologies

    The page you requested is currently unavailable. Pages on this site are constantly being revised, updated, and occasionally removed. You may have followed an outdated link or have outdated pages in your

    You have reached a page which is currently unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience. Please use your browser's BACK button to return to the previous page

  • Bear attack west of Columbia Falls

    Bear attack west of Columbia Falls

    Sunday, November 11 2018 5:35 PM EST2018-11-11 22:35:17 GMT
    Sunday, November 11 2018 10:29 PM EST2018-11-12 03:29:23 GMT

    On November 11, 2018 at approximately 9 a.m. the Flathead County Sheriff's Office received a report of a Bear Attack just off Trumble Canyon Road north-west of Columbia Falls. The Flathead County Sheriff's Office's Facebook page says two males had reportedly been hunting when one of the males was attacked. Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office, North Valley Search and Rescue, the Two Bear Air Rescue Helicopter and ALERT responded. According to the sheriff's office, the victi...

    On November 11, 2018 at approximately 9 a.m. the Flathead County Sheriff's Office received a report of a Bear Attack just off Trumble Canyon Road north-west of Columbia Falls. The Flathead County Sheriff's Office's Facebook page says two males had reportedly been hunting when one of the males was attacked. Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office, North Valley Search and Rescue, the Two Bear Air Rescue Helicopter and ALERT responded. According to the sheriff's office, the victi...

  • Holiday Portraits with Pet Paw See

    Holiday Portraits with Pet Paw See

    Monday, November 12 2018 5:54 PM EST2018-11-12 22:54:18 GMT
    Monday, November 12 2018 7:44 PM EST2018-11-13 00:44:46 GMT

    In tonight's Community Spotlight, Pam Lemelin with Pet Paw See stopped by the KFBB studio to discuss upcoming holiday portraits for families and their pets.  This year's portrait session will take place on Sunday, November 18th from 10:00am-4:00pm at Petco in Great Falls. Cost is $39 for a digital copy, which you can then take yourself to get printed wherever you'd like.  Contact Pam Lemelin to schedule and avoid the line at 727.5229 or admin@petpaw-see.com.

    In tonight's Community Spotlight, Pam Lemelin with Pet Paw See stopped by the KFBB studio to discuss upcoming holiday portraits for families and their pets.  This year's portrait session will take place on Sunday, November 18th from 10:00am-4:00pm at Petco in Great Falls. Cost is $39 for a digital copy, which you can then take yourself to get printed wherever you'd like.  Contact Pam Lemelin to schedule and avoid the line at 727.5229 or admin@petpaw-see.com.

  • Protesters speak out about Sen. Tester's efforts with veterans

    Protesters speak out about Sen. Tester's efforts with veterans

    Monday, November 12 2018 6:26 PM EST2018-11-12 23:26:36 GMT
    Monday, November 12 2018 6:30 PM EST2018-11-12 23:30:45 GMT

    GREAT FALLS- Protesters gathered on the sidewalks of downtown Great Falls this afternoon to express frustration on how Sen. Jon Tester is handling veteran issues. They believe Sen. Tester isn't living up to what he said he'd do to help veterans. The duo held up signs saying "Tester hasn't kept his promises to vets". They told us some more protesters had stopped by throughout the hours of 11:00 and 1:00 this afternoon. "I've seen so many veterans come by here and say y...

    GREAT FALLS- Protesters gathered on the sidewalks of downtown Great Falls this afternoon to express frustration on how Sen. Jon Tester is handling veteran issues. They believe Sen. Tester isn't living up to what he said he'd do to help veterans. The duo held up signs saying "Tester hasn't kept his promises to vets". They told us some more protesters had stopped by throughout the hours of 11:00 and 1:00 this afternoon. "I've seen so many veterans come by here and say y...

  • Great Falls role in the 211 call center for veterans & Montanans

    Great Falls role in the 211 call center for veterans & Montanans

    Monday, November 12 2018 3:37 PM EST2018-11-12 20:37:16 GMT
    Monday, November 12 2018 8:12 PM EST2018-11-13 01:12:32 GMT

    GREAT FALLS- Through the Mayors Challenge Billings and Helena just got money to assist with making sure they can provide a worker for the 211 call center which is a statewide number veterans and any Montanan can dial if you need someone to talk to about various problems like making sure you can put food on the table for your family. In the past years, 211 has become more and more challenging to fund specifically in Great Falls. The question has become is it even being used by residen...

    GREAT FALLS- Through the Mayors Challenge Billings and Helena just got money to assist with making sure they can provide a worker for the 211 call center which is a statewide number veterans and any Montanan can dial if you need someone to talk to about various problems like making sure you can put food on the table for your family. In the past years, 211 has become more and more challenging to fund specifically in Great Falls. The question has become is it even being used by residen...

  • NewsMore>>

  • Bear attack west of Columbia Falls

    Bear attack west of Columbia Falls

    Sunday, November 11 2018 5:35 PM EST2018-11-11 22:35:17 GMT
    Sunday, November 11 2018 10:29 PM EST2018-11-12 03:29:23 GMT

    On November 11, 2018 at approximately 9 a.m. the Flathead County Sheriff's Office received a report of a Bear Attack just off Trumble Canyon Road north-west of Columbia Falls. The Flathead County Sheriff's Office's Facebook page says two males had reportedly been hunting when one of the males was attacked. Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office, North Valley Search and Rescue, the Two Bear Air Rescue Helicopter and ALERT responded. According to the sheriff's office, the victi...

    On November 11, 2018 at approximately 9 a.m. the Flathead County Sheriff's Office received a report of a Bear Attack just off Trumble Canyon Road north-west of Columbia Falls. The Flathead County Sheriff's Office's Facebook page says two males had reportedly been hunting when one of the males was attacked. Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office, North Valley Search and Rescue, the Two Bear Air Rescue Helicopter and ALERT responded. According to the sheriff's office, the victi...

  • Judge blocks further construction on Keystone XL Pipeline

    Judge blocks further construction on Keystone XL Pipeline

    Friday, November 9 2018 1:55 PM EST2018-11-09 18:55:40 GMT
    Friday, November 9 2018 1:55 PM EST2018-11-09 18:55:40 GMT

    UPDATE: A federal judge in Great Falls has blocked construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. 

    UPDATE: A federal judge in Great Falls has blocked construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. 

  • Montana vote totals, absentee returns set state records

    Montana vote totals, absentee returns set state records

    Friday, November 9 2018 1:30 PM EST2018-11-09 18:30:35 GMT

    More voters cast ballots in this week's election than any other midterm in Montana history, and only two presidential elections have had higher voter numbers.

    More voters cast ballots in this week's election than any other midterm in Montana history, and only two presidential elections have had higher voter numbers.

  • The New Frontier: From Golden Arches to Sea Floors

    The New Frontier: From Golden Arches to Sea Floors

    Sunday, November 4 2018 6:49 PM EST2018-11-04 23:49:35 GMT
    Sunday, November 4 2018 7:52 PM EST2018-11-05 00:52:44 GMT

    "People ask me that all the time, what’s the yellow stuff that I see occasionally as I drive across the state. Odds are that's canola." In 2017, over 100,000 acres of canola was grown in Montana, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. That may seem like nothing compared to the millions of acres we usually see of wheat, barley, and pulse crops. But in reality, even if we don't know it, most of us consume canola oil in some form every day. "Yea...

    "People ask me that all the time, what’s the yellow stuff that I see occasionally as I drive across the state. Odds are that's canola." In 2017, over 100,000 acres of canola was grown in Montana, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. That may seem like nothing compared to the millions of acres we usually see of wheat, barley, and pulse crops. But in reality, even if we don't know it, most of us consume canola oil in some form every day. "Yea...

  • How does daylight savings time impact you?

    How does daylight savings time impact you?

    Saturday, November 3 2018 8:45 PM EDT2018-11-04 00:45:48 GMT
    Saturday, November 3 2018 8:54 PM EDT2018-11-04 00:54:04 GMT

    GREAT FALLS- Since 2007, the United States Naval Observatory said daylight savings time happens every March and November, but the question is do you prefer to lose or gain an hour?  Dating all the way back to Benjamin Franklin’s time, according to Live Science, daylight savings time was put in place to adjust your clocks so people could have more daylight and save energy on lighting. But let's fast forward to today and see if daylight savings time is still helping American...

    GREAT FALLS- Since 2007, the United States Naval Observatory said daylight savings time happens every March and November, but the question is do you prefer to lose or gain an hour?  Dating all the way back to Benjamin Franklin’s time, according to Live Science, daylight savings time was put in place to adjust your clocks so people could have more daylight and save energy on lighting. But let's fast forward to today and see if daylight savings time is still helping American...

  • Woman assaults partner

    Woman assaults partner

    Tuesday, October 30 2018 6:02 PM EDT2018-10-30 22:02:44 GMT
    Tuesday, October 30 2018 6:03 PM EDT2018-10-30 22:03:26 GMT

    According to Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office, a 37-year-old woman named Nicole Ryan Morgan allegedly waved a pocketknife around and stabbed it into a wall cutting herself and then threw the knife at her partner and punched him in the head. Court documents said Morgan was charged with one count of assault with a weapon and partner or family member assault.

    According to Lewis and Clark County Sheriff's Office, a 37-year-old woman named Nicole Ryan Morgan allegedly waved a pocketknife around and stabbed it into a wall cutting herself and then threw the knife at her partner and punched him in the head. Court documents said Morgan was charged with one count of assault with a weapon and partner or family member assault.

  • Vaughn Fire & Rescue Volunteer Fire Department honoring fallen firefighters

    Vaughn Fire & Rescue Volunteer Fire Department honoring fallen firefighters

    Sunday, October 7 2018 3:59 PM EDT2018-10-07 19:59:03 GMT
    Sunday, October 7 2018 4:03 PM EDT2018-10-07 20:03:13 GMT

    GREAT FALLS- Today you may have noticed fire department's around town having their flag at half-staff. This is because every first weekend of October firefighters across the United States ring a bell at 10 a.m. EST symbolizing those who've fallen while in the line of duty.  Every year all of the firefighter line of duty deaths are reported into Emmitsburg, Maryland where the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Memorial Service is held. Vaughn Fire & Rescue Volunteer Fire...

    GREAT FALLS- Today you may have noticed fire department's around town having their flag at half-staff. This is because every first weekend of October firefighters across the United States ring a bell at 10 a.m. EST symbolizing those who've fallen while in the line of duty.  Every year all of the firefighter line of duty deaths are reported into Emmitsburg, Maryland where the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Memorial Service is held. Vaughn Fire & Rescue Volunteer Fire...

  • 2nd Annual Caesar Showdown

    2nd Annual Caesar Showdown

    Saturday, October 6 2018 10:35 PM EDT2018-10-07 02:35:09 GMT
    Sunday, October 7 2018 12:10 PM EDT2018-10-07 16:10:01 GMT

    GREAT FALLS- The Do Bar will be hosting the Second Annual Great Falls Caesar Showdown October 6th, 2018. It starts at 3 p.m. and it's 10 dollars to get in the door. That'll include sampling Caesar’s from various restaurants in Great Falls. Do Bar said all proceeds will be donated to Casa-Can, our local non-profit child advocates.  Whose ever Caesar gets the most votes will win bragging rights, personal trophies, and what's looking like over a 200 cash pot.

    GREAT FALLS- The Do Bar will be hosting the Second Annual Great Falls Caesar Showdown October 6th, 2018. It starts at 3 p.m. and it's 10 dollars to get in the door. That'll include sampling Caesar’s from various restaurants in Great Falls. Do Bar said all proceeds will be donated to Casa-Can, our local non-profit child advocates.  Whose ever Caesar gets the most votes will win bragging rights, personal trophies, and what's looking like over a 200 cash pot.