You are here

Justice News

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

Thursday, June 30, 2016

Oshkosh Man Charged with Child Pornography

Gregory J. Haanstad, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that that on June 28, 2016, a federal grand jury returned an indictment against Neil C. Kienast (age: 20) of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, charging him with possession of child pornography in violation of Title18, United States Code, Section 2252A.  If convicted of the charge, Kienast faces a maximum of 20 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and five years to life of supervised release.

The indictment alleges that on January 14, 2016, Kienast possessed a number of movie files that contained images of child pornography.  The indictment also provides notice that various computers and storage media devices seized from Kienast are subject to forfeiture.

Kienast is scheduled to appear on July 14, 2016, at 2:45 p.m. before the Honorable James Sickel, Magistrate Court Judge. A trial date will be set at that time. 

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney William Roach.  

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 guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.    


#   #   #

Updated June 30, 2016