Former firefighter on supervised release for child pornography charges

(Bismarck, ND) -- A former Bismarck firefighter will spend more than a dozen years on supervised release after being sentenced for child pornography charges. 

42-year-old Ryan Johnsrud was indicted by a federal grand jury in February 2020 for both receiving and distributing hundreds of images. A plea agreement lead to the court to dismiss the distribution charge. 

Johnsrud resigned from the Bismarck Fire Department in July 2018, citing personal issues.