A federal grand jury has indicted a Douglas County man already accused of failing to register as a sex offender on two additional charges.
According to a superseding indictment filed earlier this month, federal prosecutors now also accuse Gustav Wilhelm Brune, 32, with viewing a website containing child pornography and possessing firearm ammunition as a convicted felon. Federal officials in December initially charged Brune with failing to register and keep his registration up to date over a two-year period from 2009 to 2011.
They argue Brune was required to register after he was convicted in federal court in 2001 of possession of child pornography.
In the new indictment, federal officials also accuse Brune on Nov. 30, 2011, of possessing ammunition for three types of firearms when he was barred from doing so as a convicted felon. They also allege on Aug. 7, 2011, he accessed a website that contained images of child pornography.
On the federal registration charges, Brune’s defense attorney Tim Burdick has argued in court documents that Brune registered with the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Aug. 31, 2011, and that he was not in violation of the federal registration law in November 2011.