(Boise) – The following is a statement from Attorney General Lawrence Wasden regarding today’s sentencing of Thomas Faucher in Ada County. The Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children Unit investigated the case. The unit is housed in the Office of the Attorney General’s Criminal Law Division.

“Today’s sentencing brings to close one of the most difficult cases the Idaho Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Unit has ever investigated. As those in the courtroom today are now aware, the nature of the evidence uncovered was extremely disturbing.

“I want to publicly say thank you to the ICAC staff for their extraordinary professionalism and dedication to their mission in the face of inherently difficult work. Today reminds us of the tremendous challenges of their work, but also how incredibly important it is.

“I also want to extend my gratitude to the Ada County Prosecutor’s Office for their collaboration and diligence in seeing this troubling case through to a successful resolution. This was not an easy case to take on, but the prosecutors never wavered and, as a result, justice has been served.”