DENVER – A federal grand jury in Denver has returned an eight-count indictment charging Dr. Justin Neisler with production of child pornography, transportation of child pornography, and possession of child pornography, announced U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn and FBI Denver Division Special Agent in Charge Dean Phillips. Dr. Neisler is being held without bond. Dr. Neisler was charged previously by criminal complaint on March 13, 2019, with the transportation of child pornography. He was ordered detained by the federal district court in Denver on March 26, 2019. On April 4, 2019, the grand jury returned an indictment, which was unsealed today, and contains additional charges against Dr. Neisler.
Dr. Neisler has been affiliated with the Centura Health and HealthONE networks licensed to practice medicine in Colorado and Georgia since 2016.
The investigation into Dr. Neisler’s alleged illegal conduct is ongoing. Anyone having information relevant to this investigation is encouraged to contact the FBI by sending an email to DENVERMD@FBI.GOV or by calling 303-629-7171 x 1.
The charges are allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.
This matter is part of Project Safe Childhood (PSC), 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 United States Attorneys' Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, PSC coordinates federal, state, and local resources to locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who sexually exploit children, and to identify and rescue victims. For more information about PSC, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/. For more information about Internet safety education, please visit http://www.justice.gov/psc/resources.html and click on the tab "resources."
Spokesman, Pubic Affairs Officer
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Colorado
303-454-0243 direct; 303-454-0400 fax