Child Sex Offender Gets 24 Years In Federal Prison
By Wayne Ivey, Brevard County Sheriff // June 8, 2014
Repeat and Dangerous Sex Offender
We are pleased to announce that last week United States District Judge John Antoon II sentenced Todd Leslie Kroeber, 43, of Port St. Lucie to 24 years and 5 months in Federal Prison, to be followed by a lifetime of supervised probation for the attempted sexual enticement of a minor.
The defendant was found to be a Repeat and Dangerous Sex Offender Against Minors. The defendant pleaded guilty on January 17, 2014.
Kroeber was previously convicted and sentenced to 6 years and 5 months in Federal Prison in 2001 for the possession and distribution of child pornography.
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According to court documents, on July 19, 2013, Kroeber answered an ad on a public classified website, where he met an undercover agent online. The following day, Kroeber traveled to Rockledge from Port St. Lucie to engage in sexual activities with a 14-year-old.
The defendant also transported another minor to the location, where he planned to have sex with the minors and for them to engage in sexual activities with each other.
This case was investigated by the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, the FBI and the Florida ICAC Task Force (Internet Crimes Against Children). The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Tanya Wilson and Christopher LaForgia.
This case is an excellent example of agencies working together to take monsters out of our communities. We are truly blessed with outstanding agents and an incredible State Attorney’s Office and United States Attorney’s Office. Together they work around the clock to keep our children safe! I couldn’t be prouder!!!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brevard County Sheriff Wayne Ivey has been a law enforcement officer for over three decades. Sheriff Ivey is a graduate of the FBI National Academy and has a Bachelor’s Degree from Daytona State College in Management and Supervision. Sheriff Ivey’s background in law enforcement is inclusive of Management, Criminal Investigations, Narcotics, Patrol Services, Public Integrity Investigations, and Corrections.
Prior to being elected in 2012, Sheriff Ivey served the citizens of the State of Florida as a Resident Agent in Charge for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement. As a member of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Sheriff Ivey developed and created the country’s first ever statewide Task Force on Identity Theft. That same year the Task Force was named one of the top five most innovative programs in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and investigated approximately 44 million dollars in fraud cases. Additionally, as a member of FDLE, Sheriff Ivey created the Child Abduction Response Team (C.A.R.T) that re-defined the way Child Abduction cases are conducted throughout the country today. The program was later selected as the most innovative program in the country by the International Association of Chiefs of Police and is now used as a nationwide model in the response and investigation of child abductions.
Sheriff Ivey has testified before the United States Congress on law enforcement related matters and has extensive experience in the area of Public Integrity Investigations. Sheriff Ivey was honored as the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Special Agent of the Year (1996) and was also recognized by the Commissioner of the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for his Outstanding Contributions to Criminal Justice. In August of 2011 Sheriff Ivey was honored by the National Organization of Victims Advocacy for his work at the national level as an advocate of victim’s rights and protection.
Sheriff Ivey speaks regularly on topics such as Identity Theft, Crime in America, Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Self Defense through Mental Preparedness. Sheriff Ivey firmly believes that Crime Prevention and Education are vital to reduce our crime rate and protect our community.