Yearlong FBI Investigation Leads to Arrest
MONTROSE – David Anthony Roesener, 32, of Montrose is being held without bond at the Mesa County Jail for allegedly possessing and distributing child pornography.
Roesener was arrested on Dec. 12 following a yearlong investigation by the after a Federal Bureau of Investigation.
According to the federal criminal complaint filed in the U.S. District Court in Denver on Dec. 11, the investigation began in November 2011 when an undercover FBI Task Force agent connected to the a peer-to-peer file sharing network. The agent was granted password access to another user’s files and subsequently observed numerous files of images and videos of child pornography. The agent then downloaded 17 files for evidence and copied the IP address of that user.
The address directed the agent to an Internet service provider in Montrose and following two administrative subpoenas found was able to obtain location of that Internet user on Landfill Road in Montrose.
After a search warrant was issued to a federal agent, the resident, identified as Roesener, was interviewed. According to the complaint Roesener admitted to that he traded pornography with other users and specifically requested files from others that contained teenage pornography content.
Roesener’s computer was later searched where approximately 277 child pornography images were found along with 23 videos. It was later determined by the FBI that 85 of the images had been previously identified through the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.
Roesener faces up to 20 years in prison for the charges.