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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Kewaunee Man Indicted on Child Pornography Charges

United States Attorney Matthew D. Krueger of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that earlier today, a federal grand jury returned an indictment against Kyle D. Sanderson (age: 19) of Kewaunee, Wisconsin.

According to the indictment, Sanderson distributed and possessed images of child pornography including sexually explicit images of children and toddlers.

Sanderson faces two counts of distribution of child pornography, contrary to Title 18, United States Code, Section 2252A(a)(2)(A), and an additional count of possession of child pornography, contrary to Title 18, United States Code, Section 2252A(5)(b). As to each of the distribution counts, he faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 5 years and up to 20 years of incarceration in federal prison.

This case was investigated by the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s ICAC Task Force. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel R. Humble.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006, by the U.S. Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), 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. 

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 April 2, 2019