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Danny Heinrich Indicted for Possession and Receipt of Child Pornography

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

United States Attorney Andrew M. Luger today announced an indictment charging DANNY JAMES HEINRICH, 52, with 25 counts of felony child pornography offenses, including 17 counts of possession and eight counts of receipt of child pornography.  HEINRICH was originally charged by criminal complaint on October 29, 2015.

According to the indictment, a search warrant was executed on July 28, 2015, at the Annandale, Minn., home of the defendant. During the execution of the search warrant, officers recovered numerous images of suspected child pornography from the residence. Those images were organized into separate collections of child pornography within multiple three-ring binders located throughout the residence.

According to the indictment, additional images of child pornography were recovered from the hard-drive of a desktop computer located in the basement of the defendant’s residence.

If you have information about this case, please contact the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office at 1-320-656-6625 or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST.

This case is the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI, Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Stearns County Sheriff’s Office.

This case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Julie E. Allyn and Steven L. Schleicher of the U.S. Attorney’s Office’s Special Prosecutions Unit.

Defendant Information:

Annandale, Minn.


  • Possession of child pornography – printed material, 10 counts
  • Possession of child pornography – victim under 12 – printed material, 5 counts
  • Possession of child pornography – morphed image – printed material, 1 count
  • Possession of child pornography – digital image, 1 count
  • Receipt of child pornography – digital material, 7 counts
  • Receipt of child pornography – printed material, 1 count
Updated December 16, 2015