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Plymouth Man Sentenced To 151 Months In Prison For Distributing Child Pornography

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

Acting United States Attorney W. Anders Folk today announced the sentencing of ALEXZANDER MICHAEL CARNEAL, 29, to 151 months in prison for distributing child pornography. CARNEAL, who pleaded guilty on November 30, 2020, was sentenced today before Judge Susan Richard Nelson in U.S. District Court.

According to the defendant’s guilty plea and documents filed with the court, CARNEAL used GigaTribe to acquire and trade diaper erotica and other sexually explicit content involving minors. On multiple occasions between May and June 2019, CARNEAL exchanged messages with an undercover federal agent. CARNEAL also stated to the undercover agent that he had a large collection of child pornography and diaper content, which CARNEAL made available for distribution.

This case was the result of an investigation conducted by FBI Minneapolis, FBI New York, and the Plymouth Police Department.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Laura M. Provinzino and former Assistant U.S. Attorney Julie E. Allyn.

Defendant Information:                                                                                                    


Plymouth, Minn.


  • Distribution of child pornography, 1 count


  • 151 months in prison
  • 20 years of supervised release
  • Restitution ordered – amount to be determined at a later date




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United States Attorney’s Office, District of Minnesota: (612) 664-5600


Updated March 30, 2021

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