Registered sex offender indicted for receipt and possession of child pornography
DENVER – Kris Katzenmeyer, age 50, of Broomfield, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver on December 6, 2012 on one count of receipt and two counts of possession of child pornography, United States Attorney John Walsh and Denver U.S. Postal Inspector in Charge Adam Behen said. The indictment was sealed pending Katzenmeyer’s arrest, which took place yesterday morning without incident. He appeared in U.S. District Court in Denver yesterday afternoon where he was advised of his rights. The government has asked that the defendant be detained without bond. A hearing on the motion requesting detention will be heard by U.S. Magistrate Judge Boyd N. Boland on Thursday.
According to the indictment, and other publicly available facts, Katzenmeyer, a registered sex offender, received child pornography between November 24, 2006 through April 29, 2011. Further, from May 7, 2010 through August 29, 2012, Katzenmeyer knowingly possessed materials containing child pornography that has been shipped and transported affecting interstate and foreign commerce. On October 23, 2012, the defendant knowingly possessed materials containing child pornography that has been shipped and transported affecting interstate and foreign commerce.
The indictment contains an asset forfeiture allegation, which states that upon conviction of any of the violations alleged in the indictment, the defendant shall forfeit any visual depiction of child pornography, any property, real or personal, used to commit or promote the commission of the crime, or the gross profits or other proceeds obtained by such offense.
If convicted of receipt of child pornography, the defendant faces not less than 5 years and not more than 20 years in federal prison, and up to a $250,000 fine. If convicted of possession of child pornography, the defendant faces not more than 10 years in federal prison, and up to a $250,000 fine, per count.
“Registered sex offenders who possess child pornography deserve the focused and determined attention of law enforcement,” said U.S. Attorney John Walsh. “Thanks to the excellent work of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service, the defendant faces serious criminal charges for receiving and possessing child pornography.”
“The U.S. Postal Inspection Service is committed to protecting innocent children from being sexually exploited. In this case, the U.S. Mails were used as part of his criminal activity and these cases are a high priority for our agency. The Inspection Service will continue to aggressively investigate criminals and bring them to justice” said Adam P. Behen, Inspector in Charge, Denver Division.”
This case was investigated by the U.S. Postal Inspection Service (USPIS).
The defendant is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Alecia Riewerts Wolak.
The charges contained in the indictment are allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.