Superior man faces charges of possession of child pornography – Superior Telegram
SUPERIOR – A superior man charged with possession of child pornography waived his preliminary hearing in Douglas County Circuit Court on September 14.
Bryan David Reneau, 42, faces two counts of possession of child pornography. Reneau posted $10,000 cash bond after his initial appearance on Sept. 7. He was ordered to have no contact with minors, no cell phone internet use, and no cell phone image storage.
While investigating a report written by Reneau on another case, Det. Russ Milroy was allowed to search the senior man’s cell phone. During the search, Milroy allegedly discovered an image of a child engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
After executing a search warrant at Reneau’s home in Superior, her phone was analyzed and several images of clearly identifiable child sexual exploitation material were found, according to the criminal complaint. Ten of the videos on Reneau’s phone have been positively identified by the National Center for Exploited and Missing Children as known child sexual abuse images. Among them, two were allegedly downloaded while Reneau was at work in Duluth, according to the criminal complaint.
In addition to the 10 confirmed images of child pornography, Reneau’s device allegedly contains more than 300 images of suspected child sexual abuse material, which remained under investigation at the time the criminal complaint was filed.
If convicted, each count carries a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000. Reneau’s next court appearance was set for December 5.