We are pleased to announce that United States District Judge John Antoon II sentenced Todd Leslie Kroeber (43, 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.
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.
On his agency’s Facebook post, Sheriff Wayne Ivey stated “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!”