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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Wisconsin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, February 8, 2019

Appleton Sex Offender Indicted on Child Pornography Charges

United States Attorney Matthew D. Krueger of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on February 5, 2019, a federal grand jury returned an indictment against Brandon T. Daul (age: 36) of Appleton, Wisconsin.

According to the indictment, in October of 2015, Daul distributed images of child pornography including images of children approximately seven years of age and younger. He is also alleged to have possessed images of child pornography two years later in October of 2017. The indictment further reflects that Daul was convicted on October 5, 2011, in Outagamie County Circuit Court, for the crime of possession of child pornography and is a lifetime sex offender registrant in the State of Wisconsin.

Daul faces one charge of distribution of child pornography, contrary to Title 18, United States Code, Section 2252A(a)(2)(A), and possession of child pornography, contrary to Title 18, United States Code, Section 2252A(5)(b). He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years and up to 40 years of incarceration in federal prison.

He is scheduled for arraignment in Green Bay federal court on February 20, 2019.

This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations, with the assistance of the Saskatchewan Integrated Internet Child Exploitation Unit, the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation, and the Appleton Police Department.  It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel R. Humble.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.    

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Updated February 8, 2019