DENVER – David Anthony Roesener, age 32, of Montrose, was sentenced this week by Senior U.S. District Court Judge John L. Kane to serve 10 years in federal prison for possession of child pornography, U.S. Attorney John Walsh and FBI Denver Division Special Agent in Charge Thomas Ravenelle announced.
After serving his prison sentence, Roesener, who was remanded to custody at the conclusion of the hearing, will serve 20 years on supervised release.
Roesener, indicted by a federal grand jury in Denver on December 18, 2012, pled guilty on April 4, 2013.
According to court documents, an undercover FBI Task Force Officer accessed the internet using a peer-to-peer program observed a screen name connected to the network sharing files depicting images and videos of child pornography that was using an Internet Protocol address in Montrose.
When a search warrant was served on that address, FBI agents and task force officers found images and videos on Roesener’s computer including prepubescent children engaging in sexually explicit conduct, some of which depicted sadistic and masochistic conduct. Among the material seized were various images and videos of unclothed male children bound and gagged, taped to walls, and performing sex acts on adult males and other children.
“The defendant in this case collected images that exploited vulnerable children sexually,” said U.S. Attorney John Walsh. “The 10 year prison sentence is more than appropriate given the types of images this defendant collected.”
“The FBI remains committed to ensuring those responsible for exploiting innocent children are actively investigated and brought to justice,” said Thomas P. Ravenelle, Special Agent in Charge of the FBI’s Denver Division Field Office.
This case was investigated by the FBI. The defendant was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Michelle Heldmyer.