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Wood Dale man gets 9 years for possession of explosives, child porn

Bryan Roehr

Bryan Roehr

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A Wood Dale man charged with exploding a homemade bomb in a trash can outside a church and threatening a woman he claimed owed him money was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison.

Bryan Roehr, 25, pleaded guilty last September to possession of explosives and possession of child pornography.

Roehr was arrested in August 2011 after a police search of his home found bomb-making equipment that included pipes, a five-foot fuse and bags of chemicals.

His arrest followed an earlier explosion in a trash container outside a west suburban church, authorities said.

Roehr also allegedly threatened to detonate a pipe bomb in the home of a woman he contended owed him money, authorities have said.

At his sentencing, Roehr also was ordered to serve a five-year prison term for possessing child pornography. That sentence will run concurrently with the longer sentence for possessing explosives.



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