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Jamestown Man Sentenced on Pornography Charges

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

FARGO – U.S. Attorney Christopher C. Myers announced that on November 3, 2017, Alexander Robert McManus, age 56, of Jamestown, ND, was sentenced before Judge Ralph R. Erickson following a guilty plea to one count of Receiving Materials Containing Child Pornography and two counts of Possession of Materials Containing Child Pornography.  Judge Erickson sentenced McManus to serve 22 years in federal prison, to be followed by lifetime supervised release.  McManus was further ordered to pay $300 to the Crime Victims’ Fund, as well as $2,500 in restitution to the victim.


            This case came to the attention of law enforcement after a child reported that McManus had been sexually abusing her since a young age.   The Jamestown Police Department initiated an investigation after which defendant’s wife reported finding a cell phone containing child pornography that was concealed behind the refrigerator in their residence.  Law enforcement subsequently searched McManus’ residence during which time they recovered additional media that contained child pornography.  Defendant later admitted to receiving and possessing child pornography that he concealed in his residence.  This case was investigated by the Department of Homeland Security – Homeland Security Investigations, the North Dakota Bureau of Criminal Investigations, and the Jamestown Police Department.


            Assistant United States Attorney Jennifer Klemetsrud Puhl prosecuted the case.

Updated November 3, 2017