Denver Doctor Charged with Transportation of Child Pornography and in Federal Custody
U.S. Attorney’s Office and FBI seek the assistance of the public in an on-going investigation of possible production of child pornography
DENVER – The United States Attorney for the District of Colorado has obtained a criminal complaint against a doctor practicing family medicine in Colorado, charging him with the transportation of child pornography, U.S. Attorney Jason Dunn and FBI Denver Division Special Agent in Charge Dean Phillips announced. Justin Bowen Neisler, age 31, of Denver was arrested without incident by the FBI on March 13, 2019, and was ordered detained today by the United States District Court for the District of Colorado. Neisler will be detained while awaiting further proceedings.
Dr. Neisler was arrested after a search of his residence in Denver. According to information contained in the Application for a Search Warrant, the FBI received information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) that someone using an IP address associated with Dr. Neisler’s residence uploaded sexually explicit videos and/or images of children onto a social media platform. According to publicly available information, Dr. Neisler has been licensed to practice medicine in Colorado and Georgia since 2016. He has been affiliated with the Centura Health and HCA-HealthONE networks.
The investigation is ongoing into the alleged offense and other federal criminal child exploitation offenses, including the production of child pornography. 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.
If convicted of the charge contained in the criminal complaint, Dr. Neisler faces not less than 5 years and not more than 20 years’ imprisonment and up to a $250,000 fine. He also faces not less than 5 years and not more than life on supervised release.
The charge is an allegation, 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."