Skip to main content

A Wright County man has been sentenced to more than 10 years in prison for possession of child pornography.

Alexander John Odegaard, 34, of Otsego, was sentenced to 125 months in prison followed by 15 years of supervised release in U.S. District Court Tuesday.

Odegaard pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography in January.

Last September, an FBI search of Odegaard’s home found at least 34,723 images and 555 videos depicting child pornography, according to court documents.

Among the material was depictions of sexual abuse of prepubescent minors, including children being “physically restrained, whipped, and threatened with fire.” Odegaard was on supervision for a previous child pornography charge at the time of the search.

Odegaard was also ordered to pay $65,000 in restitution, as well as $17,000 to the Amy, Vicky, and Andy Child Pornography fund, and $5,000 to the Domestic Trafficking Victims’ fund as part of his sentence. 

Next Up

281699116_10226502238438986_800951410789352812_n

Victims of daytime drive-by shooting in Robbinsdale identified

The two men died after a hail of bullets struck a vehicle.

Screen Shot 2022-05-22 at 8.14.37 AM

Source of 'loud explosion' in Brooklyn Park a mystery

The noise was investigated by police, but no source could be determined.

covid, vaccine, booster shots

COVID: All Americans over 50 advised to get a second booster

Cases, hospitalizations and deaths are on the rise again as new COVID variants emerge.

J.W. Peck (left) and Eric Galler.

2 Minnesotans inducted into White Castle's Hall of Fame

White Castle — it's what a man in Minneapolis and another in Woodbury, crave.

Screen Shot 2022-05-21 at 5.46.37 PM

Video shows officers ended pursuit before fatal crash in Anoka

The crash occurred when the driver fled police during an attempted traffic stop in Coon Rapids.

Eli Hart

6-year-old Eli Hart identified as boy found dead in car trunk

The kindergartner's father was trying to get full custody of his son.

IMG_3509

Boy found dead in trunk of car in Mound was kindergartner

"It is horrifying and difficult to process a tragedy of this magnitude, especially in our close-knit community," the superintendent wrote.

Minneapolis police

Man found yelling for help after being shot in Minneapolis

The shooting occurred on the 800 block of Elwood Avenue North at around 9:15 p.m.

Screen Shot 2022-05-21 at 9.56.21 AM

Minneapolis North principal says she was fired, district says otherwise

“MPS requires schools to follow protocols in times like that and I did not,” Friestleben said.

Kris Richard Severin

Inmate who escaped Minnesota prison is captured

The inmate escaped Wednesday morning.

Brave New Comedy Workshop in downtown Minneapolis.

Brave New Workshop cancels shows due to COVID-19 cases

The shows were scheduled for Friday and Saturday at the Brave New Workshop Comedy Theatre.

Related

Ryan Feine

Minnesota man sentenced in 'horrendous' child pornography case

The 35-year-old will serve 38 years in prison.

Jail handcuffs arrest

Fugitive who fled MN to North Carolina convicted of child porn charges

John Wayne Drysdale, 69, was sentenced in U.S. District Court Friday.

Wells Fargo

Wayzata man gets prison for arson of Wells Fargo during riots

Marc Bell Gonzales was sentenced in U.S. District Court Wednesday.

Pixabay - gavel court

Eden Prairie man sentenced to 10 years in prison for illegal firearm possession

Damien Lashaun Nelson had others purchase firearms for him illegally between June and October of last year.

u.s. attorney's office

MN man who produced child pornography sentenced to 15 years in prison

He was also charged and convicted in Dakota County Court.

court gavel

Convicted sex offender found guilty of possessing child pornography

He was found in possession of a tablet with 3,000 images and videos on it.

Pixabay - laptop computer dark screen

19 years in prison for Plymouth man who produced child porn

He used Instagram and other programs to exploit minors.