Grand Island Man Sentenced to 52 Years for Conspiracy to Produce Child Pornography and Production of Child Pornography
United States Attorney Joe Kelly announced that Bradley S. Roenfeldt, age 58, of Omaha, Nebraska, was sentenced today to 180 months’ imprisonment for transportation of child pornography by United States District Judge Brian C. Buescher. There is no parole in the federal system. After his release from prison, Roenfeldt will be on supervised release for life and will be required to register as a sex offender. In addition, the terms of Roenfeldt’s supervised release prohibit him from having any contact with children under the age of 18, unless it is approved by the United States Probation Office. He was ordered to pay $12,000 in restitution.
An FBI Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force investigation determined that between March 8, 2018, and April 5, 2018, Roenfeldt, using his cellular telephone, sent images of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct to other users of a Kik Messenger group identified as “Super strokers.” Roenfeldt’s Kik user identification was “curiousinomaha.” The FBI determined Roenfeldt shared at least 25 graphic images with other users of the Kik Messenger group containing young females and young males in the nude.
During the investigation, the FBI obtained subscriber information and IP connection logs related to Roenfeldt’s Kik Messenger account. Kik returned an IP address associated with Roenfeldt’s residence in Omaha. On July 14, 2018, the FBI executed a federal search warrant of Roenfeldt’s residence. The FBI seized Roenfeldt’s cellular telephone. Roenfeldt gave a voluntary statement to law enforcement in which he admitted to having a Kik account and that his username is “curiousinomaha.”
An FBI forensic analysis of Roenfeldt’s cellular telephone revealed the Kik application and the associated user name “curiousinomaha.” On the cellular telephone law enforcement identified more than 100 images of minor children engaging in sexually explicit conduct and at least 2 videos of minor children engaging in sexually explicit conduct.
Roenfeldt was previously convicted on March 29, 1991, of First Degree Sexual Assault, in Madison County District Court, Madison County, Nebraska, and received a 10- to 15-year prison sentence.
United States Attorney Kelly noted that those who offend against children do not age out of their crimes. He added, “It is some comfort that after serving his 15-year sentence, he will be on a lifetime term of supervision and not allowed to have contact with children.”
After Roenfeldt’s sentencing, the FBI Omaha field office’s Special Agent in Charge, Kristi Johnson, said, “Investigating the sexual exploitation of children is a priority for the FBI. We are vigilant in our role to ensure that children are protected. FBI Omaha is committed to removing sexual predators from children’s lives, through the justice system.”
This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by United States Attorneys’ Offices and the Criminal Division's Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.projectsafechildhood.gov.
This case was investigated by the Omaha FBI's Child Exploitation and Human Trafficking Task Force.