United States Attorney Drew H. Wrigley announced that on November 12, 2019, Chief Judge U.S. District Court Peter D. Welte sentenced Brandon Lee Bjornstad, age 35, Neche, North Dakota, to serve 60 years in prison, followed by a lifetime of supervised release for the charges of Sexual Exploitation of Minors, Extortion, Receipt and Distribution of Materials Containing Child Pornography, and Possession of Materials Containing Child Pornography.