DENVER – The Department of Justice announced Tuesday that a criminal complaint against a doctor practicing family medicine in the Denver area has been obtained and the doctor has been charged with transportation of child pornography.
According to the DoJ, 31-year-old Justin Bowen Neisler of Denver was arrested without incident by the FBI on March 13th, 2019. Tuesday he was ordered detained to await further proceedings by the US District Court of Colorado.
The DoJ said Neisler was arrested after a search of his residence in Denver. The FBI received information from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) that someone using an IP address associated with Neisler’s residence uploaded sexually explicit videos and/or images of children onto a social media platform.
According to publicly available information, Neisler has been licensed to practice medicine in both Colorado and Georgia since 2016. He has been affiliated with the Centura Health and HCA-HealthONE networks.
The DoJ said the investigation is ongoing into the alleged offense and other federal criminal child exploitation offenses, including the production of child pornography.
If convicted of the previously mentioned charge, Neisler faces not less than 5 years and not more than 20 years imprisonment and up to a $250,000 fine. He also faces not less than 5 years and not more than life on supervised release.
The charge is an allegation and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.