His degenerate endeavor wouldn't remain secret for long.In 2015, investigators with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children learned that kiddie porn was being downloaded to the Internet from a computer somewhere in the vicinity of Sheridan Avenue.Though all child pornography is distressing, federal prosecutors and investigators said some of the lengthy videos that Rothenberg collected involved torture and particularly violent and demeaning sexual abuse of young children.David Rothenberg, 47, an attorney from Broward County, was sentenced to 17 1/2 years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to a federal child pornography charge. David Rothenberg, 47, an attorney from Broward County, was sentenced to 17 1/2 years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to a federal child pornography charge. (Sun Sentinel / Broward Sheriff's Office Handout)FBI Agent E.David Rothenberg's legal problems are not over: He is still facing state charges that he sexually abused a real underage girl in Broward County for a number of years.If convicted of that, he could face life in state prison.Rothenberg, 47, formerly of Margate, was arrested in February after an undercover police officer began communicating with him in an online chat room for "daddaughtersex." The officer was pretending to be a mom who might consider letting Rothenberg have sex with her underage daughter.Rothenberg later admitted he had used the internet service at the Fort Lauderdale law firm where he worked, as well as at his Margate home, to send child pornography video links and chat with the undercover officer.
To enable cookies, follow the instructions for your browser below.He was a 2013 graduate of the Ocean County Police Academy, hired to work as a seasonal, part-time police officer in Seaside Heights. At age 20, Meier ran for a seat on the Seaside Heights Board of Education in 2014, albeit unsuccessfully.But in the privacy of his Sheridan Avenue home in Seaside Heights, Meier was engaged in a dark activity that belied the best interests of youngsters.According to company representatives, a user identified as accessed a chat room through the service and uploaded a photographic image identified to be consistent with child pornography.Chatstep provided information about the user’s IP address, and indicated the incident occurred on March 7, at about p.m.
Heath Graves testified Friday that the investigation of Rothenberg was "very different" because Rothenberg used uncommon ways of finding the kinds of videos and photos he wanted online.