Registered Sex Offender from Oshkosh Indicted for Attempted Sexual Exploitation of a Minor

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United States Attorney Richard G. Frohling of the Eastern District of Wisconsin announced that on March 22, 2022, a federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment against Scott J. Meyer (age: 49) of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. 

Meyer faces charges alleging that he attempted to sexually exploit a minor and persuade that minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct contrary to Title 18, United States Code, Section 2251(a).  Meyer was previously convicted of causing a child to view or listen to sexual activity in Shawano County in 2018.  He spent time in prison for that crime and was required to register as a sex offender.  As such, he faces a second charge for the commission of a felony sex offense by an individual required to register as a sexual offender contrary to Title 18, United States Code, Section 2260A.  If convicted of the charges, Meyer faces a mandatory minimum of 25 years in federal prison.  

This case was investigated by the Fox Valley Metro Police Department and will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Alexander E. Duros.

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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