CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

Thief River Falls man pleads guilty to child pornography charges

Roggenbuck's sentencing will be at a later date.

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn.–A Thief River Falls man has plead guilty to two counts of production and attempted production of child pornograpahy. According to the guilty plea, 38-year-old Benjamin Joseph Roggenbuck used or attempted to use two prepubescent minor children to produce sexually explicit conduct between November 2012 and February 2020. Additionaly, Roggenbuck admitted to possessing and distributing child pornography….

Detroit Lakes man awaiting charges in child pornography investigation

The ICAC Task Force investigation is ongoing.

DETROIT LAKES, Minn.–A Detroit Lakes man is awaiting charges after being arrested for suspicion of possessing child pornography. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension arrested 31-year-old Alexander John Coyne on Wednesday as part of an Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force investigation. The Task Force reportedly received several tips related to child pornography. Formal charges against Coyne are expected to…

Thief River Falls man indicted on child pornography charges

THIEF RIVER FALLS, Minn.–A Thief River Falls man made his first court appearance on Monday after being charged with production, distribution and possession of child pornography. According to the indictment, between February 12, 2020 and February 20, 2020 38-year-old Benjamin Joseph Roggenbuck attempted to use two children to produce sexually explicit content. Roggenbuck also knowingly distributed child pornography and was…

Bismarck Man Given 4 Years in Prison for Assaulting Infant

Andrew Glasser entered an Alford plea.

BISMARCK, N.D.–A Bismarck man has been sentenced to four years in prison for sexually assaulting an infant. Thirty-four-year-old Andrew Glasser entered an Alford plea this week to sexual assault. The plea means Glasser does not admit guilt, but agrees there’s enough evidence for a conviction. Prosecutors say the baby had injuries related to sexual assault, rib fractures and leg injuries….

High Risk Sex Offender On The Move In Moorhead

Jesse Syverson has a history of possessing child pornography on his computer

MOORHEAD, MN  — A high risk sex offender has a new address in Moorhead. Police say 31-year-old Jesse Syverson is now living in the 700 block of 8th Street South. They say Syverson has a history of possessing child pornography on his computer. He was convicted of two separate counts of possession of child porn in 2008 in Burleigh County, North…

Former Assistant Principal Sentenced For Sexually Exploiting Children

Brandon Bjerknes Was Given 25 Years In Prison

BEMIDJI, Minn. — A former assistant principal at Bemidji Middle School has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for sexually exploiting dozens of children. 35-year-old Brandon Bjerknes pleaded guilty in September to coercion and enticement of a minor and possession of child pornography. Federal prosecutors say Bjerknes “repeatedly victimized at least 55 vulnerable young girls and boys over nearly…

Jamestown Man, who Hid Cell Phone of Child Pornography, Sentenced

McManus was arrested after his wife found a cell phone hidden behind the refrigerator with the images

JAMESTOWN, ND — A Jamestown man has also been sentenced on child pornography charges. Alexander McManus, 56, is sentenced to 22 years in prison after pleading guilty to receiving child pornography materials and being in possession of them. McManus was arrested after his wife found a cell phone hidden behind the refrigerator with the images. Categories: Crime, Local News, News…

Former Fergus Falls Teacher Sentenced for Child Pornography

He was a sub for the Fergus Falls School District for 15 years

  FERGUS FALLS, Minn. — A former Fergus Falls substitute teacher has been sentenced on child pornography charges. Joshua Noble, 39, is sentenced to five years in prison and he must pay $26,000 in restitution. He must also pay $5,000 in a special assessment to the Domestic Trafficking Victims Fund. Authorities say Noble was active on an internet-based messaging service…