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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Minnesota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, December 17, 2018

Registered Sex Offender Sentenced To 17 Years In Prison For Child Pornography

United States Attorney Erica H. MacDonald today announced the sentencing of BRIAN ALAN KAELBLE, 33, to 212 months in federal prison for receipt of child pornography. KAEBLE, who has two prior convictions in the States of Missouri and Kansas for crimes related to child pornography, pleaded guilty on August 14, 2018, to a criminal information. He was sentenced December 12, 2018, by Chief Judge John R. Tunheim in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

According to KAELBLE’s guilty plea, on November 3, 2017, law enforcement officers executed a federal search warrant at KAELBLE’s residence in Brooklyn Center. KAELBLE admitted to the officers that he was downloading child pornography, both at home and while at work. KAELBLE worked delivering pizzas. Officers seized electronics from the residence.

More than 85,000 files containing child pornography were found during a forensic review of the electronics seized from KAELBLE’s bedroom, many of the files contained pornography depicting  very young children.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Carol M. Kayser. Ms. Kayser observed that Mr. Kaelble was a “purposeful” and “prolific” collector of child pornography. “The Court’s sentence of 212 months ensures that Mr. Kealble will not be able to hurt children for a very long time,” said Assistant United States Attorney Carol M. Kayser.

United States Attorney Erica MacDonald thanks the FBI and the Minneapolis Police Department for their work in the investigation.

Defendant Information:

BRIAN ALAN KAELBLE, 33

Brooklyn Center, MN

Convicted:

  • Receipt of Child Pornography, 1 count

 

Sentenced:

  • 212 months imprisonment
  • 20 years supervised release

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Updated December 18, 2018