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Tennessee Resident, Stopped by Operation Kick Boxer, Sentenced for Distribution of Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Wisconsin

United States Attorney Richard G. Frohling of the Eastern District of Wisconsin announced that on December 20, 2021, David J. Dexter (age: 44) of Kingsport, Tennessee, was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison by Senior United States District Judge William C. Griesbach.

According to court records,Dexter possessed and distributed numerous digital images and videos of child pornography. Dexter’s indictment and subsequent conviction were part of Operation Kick Boxer, a collaborative effort involving the Milwaukee Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, and the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office. (   

At sentencing, Senior Judge Griesbach noted the serious nature of the charge and the need for just punishment. Following his release from prison, Dexter will spend five years on supervised release.  He will also be required to register as a sexual offender.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Milwaukee, Green Bay, and Knoxville, Tennessee Offices, as well as the Winnebago County Sheriffs’ Office.  It was 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

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Updated December 21, 2021