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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Minnesota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, August 12, 2021

Federal Jury Finds Registered Sex Offender Guilty of Possessing of Child Pornography

ST. PAUL, Minn. – A federal jury found a Minneapolis man guilty of possessing images and videos depicting the sexual abuse of minors, announced Acting U.S. Attorney W. Anders Folk.

Following a four-day trial before Judge Eric C. Tostrud, Gene Paul Schave, 50, was convicted of one count of possession of child pornography.

According to the evidence presented at trial, Schave is a registered sex offender who was convicted in 2010 in Minnesota state court for possessing child pornography. On October 3, 2019, while on supervised release for his previous conviction, Schave was found to be in possession of an Asus tablet that contained more than 3,000 images and videos depicting the sexual abuse of minors.

This case is the result of an investigation by the FBI, the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, and the Minneapolis Police Department.

This case was tried by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Miranda E Dugi and Emily A. Polachek. 

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Project Safe Childhood
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Updated August 12, 2021