Former School Counselor Sentenced in Child Pornography Case

Tyler Quinn Ball-Imsdahl was sentenced to 5 years to life in prison for the production of child pornography. Prior to his arrest, Ball-Imsdahl served as a counselor at Desert Skies Middle School. The case was initiated when the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received a tip from Yahoo, that the email addresses associated with Ball-Imsdahl had been sharing child pornography. The investigation determined that Ball-Imsdahl, who is 28, had been “catfishing” children over social media. Ball-Imsdahl would pretend to be a female teenager online in order to obtain photographs of multiple teenage boys, many of whom were local to the area. After the online relationships developed, Ball-Imsdahl even paid some minors to provide additional photographs. Ball-Imsdahl admitted to spending nearly $20,000.00 on photos.