United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Bismarck, North Dakota, man charged with transportation of child pornography was sentenced on August 23, 2013, by U.S. District Court Judge Charles B. Kornmann.
Quentin Edward Doerr, age 41, was sentenced to 60 months in custody to run concurrently to any sentence imposed by the State Court in North Dakota, followed by 5 years on supervised release, and a special assessment of $100.
Doerr was indicted for Production of Child Pornography by a federal grand jury on August 14, 2012. In 2012, Doerr possessed video-recorded depictions of himself engaged in sexually explicit conduct with a minor female. He traveled from South Dakota to his home in North Dakota with the video file of child pornography in his computer. He pled guilty to the charge of Transportation of Child Pornography on April 23, 2013.
The investigation was conducted by the Spink County Sheriff's Office, the Bismarck Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation. Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Clapper prosecuted the case.
Doerr was immediately turned over to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service.
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice, to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse. Led by the U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.