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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Montrose County Man Is Sentenced To 10 Years In Federal Prison For Possession Of Child Pornography

DENVER – David Anthony Roesener, age 32, of Montrose, Colorado, was sentenced yesterday by Senior U.S. District Court Judge John L. Kane to serve 120 months (10 years) in federal prison for possession of child pornography, U.S. Attorney John Walsh and FBI Denver Division Special Agent in Charge Thomas Ravenelle announced.  Following his prison sentence, Judge Kane ordered Roesener to serve 20 years on supervised release.  The defendant appeared at the sentencing hearing in custody, and was remanded at the conclusion of the hearing.

Roesener was first charged by Criminal Complaint on December 11, 2012.  He was indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver on December 18, 2012.  He pled guilty before Judge Kane on April 4, 2013.  He was sentenced yesterday, November 4, 2013.

According to court documents, including the stipulated facts contained in the plea agreement, on November 11, 2011, and FBI Task Force Officer, operating in an undercover capacity in New Haven, Connecticut, accessed the internet using a peer-to-peer program.  The task force officer observed a screen name connected to the network that was sharing files which depicted images and videos of child pornography.  Further investigation revealed that the screen name resolved to an Internet Protocol (IP) address in Montrose, Colorado.

A search warrant was served on that address.  FBI agents and task force officers found images and videos on Roesener’s computer.  The images included prepubescent children engaging in sexually explicit conduct, some of which depicted sadistic and masochistic conduct.  Among the material seized were various images and videos of unclothed male children bound and gagged, taped to walls, and performing sex acts on adult males and other children.

“The defendant in this case collected images that exploited vulnerable children sexually,” said U.S. Attorney John Walsh.  “The 10 year prison sentence is more than appropriate given the types of images this defendant collected.”

“The FBI remains committed to ensuring those responsible for exploiting innocent children are actively investigated and brought to justice,” said Thomas P. Ravenelle, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Denver Division Field Office.

This case was investigated by the FBI.

The defendant was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Heldmyer.


Updated June 22, 2015