Matthew D. Krueger, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on November 12, 2020, Martin E. McKeever (age: 51) of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, was sentenced to 60 months in federal prison by Senior United States District Judge William C. Griesbach for distribution of child pornography.
According to court records, McKeever, a longtime youth hockey and lacrosse coach, possessed and distributed numerous digital images and videos of child pornography. McKeever’s indictment and subsequent conviction were part of Operation Kick Boxer, a collaborative effort involving the Milwaukee Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, and the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office. (https://go.usa.gov/xfPHh).
In pronouncing sentence, Judge Griesbach noted the serious nature of the charge and the need for just punishment. Following his release from prison, McKeever will spend five years on supervised release. McKeever also will be required to register as a sexual offender.
This case was investigated by the FBI’s Milwaukee and Green Bay Offices, as well as the Manitowoc and Winnebago County Sheriffs’ Offices. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel R. Humble.
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.
The year 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of the Department of Justice. Learn more about the history of our agency at www.Justice.gov/Celebrating150Years.
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