North Dakota Man Pleads Guilty to Transportation of Child Pornography
|U.S. Attorney’s Office April 25, 2013|
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Quentin Edward Doerr, age 40, of Bismarck, North Dakota, appeared before U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann on April 23, 2013, and pled guilty to the charge of transportation of child pornography. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 20 years in prison with a minimum of five years in prison, a $250,000 fine, or both.
In January 2012, Doerr possessed video recorded depictions of himself engaged in sexually explicit conduct with a minor female. Doerr traveled from South Dakota to his home in North Dakota with the video file of child pornography in his computer.
The investigation was conducted by the Spink County Sheriff’s Office, the Bismarck Police Department, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey C. Clapper.
A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for July 29, 2013. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshals Service pending sentencing.