MIL-OSI Security: Green Bay Man Indicted for Distributing Child Pornography

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Source: Office of United States Attorneys

Gregory J. Haanstad, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on March 12, 2024, a federal grand jury had returned an indictment charging Bryan S. Peterson (age: 45) of Green Bay, Wisconsin, with two counts of distributing child pornography, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2252A(a)(2)(A).  Peterson was arrested and appeared in federal court today.

If convicted of either count, Peterson would face a mandatory minimum of five years and up to 20 years in federal prison. He also would face a maximum fine of up to $250,000 per count, and a conviction would require him to register as a sex offender under state and federal law.

This case was investigated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s offices in Monterey, California, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Assistant United States Attorney Daniel R. Humble will prosecute the case.

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 U.S. Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the 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.

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.    

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For further information contact: Public Information Officer

Kenneth.Gales@usdoj.gov

(414) 297-1700

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