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April 28, 2022

Man sentenced to 74-100 years on 58 child porn charges

GREEN RIVER (WNE) — A 49-year-old Wamsutter resident will be spending the rest of his life in prison following a sentencing hearing where he pled guilty to 58 criminal charges.

Russell Jay Byrne was sentenced Monday to a prison sentence of 74-100 years by Third Judicial District Court Judge Suzannah Robinson for charges including the possession, manufacture and distribution of child pornography, as well as the sexual abuse of three children. 

According to the Sweetwater County Sheriff’s Office, a joint investigation involving the...

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