The line between home videos and child porn can be blurry: Part I

Sex crimes are so reviled by the public and carry such a social stigma that it doesn’t take long for an unfounded accusation to spiral out of control, especially when the alleged victims are children. When public anger reaches a boiling point, the criminal justice system is in danger of becoming little more than a […]

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Wisconsin lawmakers pass bill to punish pornography in schools

In April, we wrote about a piece of legislation being considered by Wisconsin lawmakers that would significantly increase penalties for teachers or other school officials who were found to have viewed pornography at school or on school district computers. Recently, that bill passed both the Senate and the state Assembly. Watching adult pornography is legal […]

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Child pornography charges spark firing of Lutheran official

We have previously written that sex crime charges can be damaging to a defendant’s future, regardless of a conviction. A defendant may lose his reputation, community standing and even his job. Earlier this month, a 52-year-old Wisconsin man was charged with three counts of possession of child pornography at an arraignment in Waukesha County Circuit […]

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Unsecured Wi-Fi connections facilitate internet sex crimes

We have previously reported that police and law enforcement agencies carefully monitor internet activity in order to bust sex crimes. Over the last few years, Wisconsin authorities have prosecuted hundreds of cases of computer sex crimes, including possession of child pornography and sexual solicitation of a minor using the internet. In recent months, however, innocent […]

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Wisconsin lawmakers draft bill to punish pornography in schools

Last month we posted about the Wisconsin school administrator who was arrested and charged with several sex crimes. Among these were possession of child pornography and the use of a computer to facilitate a sex crime against a minor. The man was fired from his job shortly after being arrested. As a possible reaction to […]

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Teen Couple From Wisconsin Charged With Child Porn For Self-Pics

We recently posted about the legal dangers associated with child pornography. The law takes possession of child pornography very seriously. Someone who gets convicted of this crime could face years in prison, fines, and be forced to register as a sex offender. While the accusations are serious, context needs to be considered. What happens when […]

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Wisconsin School Administrator Faces Child Pornography Charges

We have previously posted about the serious consequences someone faces when charged with a computer sex crime. Offenses such as possession of child pornography are especially serious because they involve minors. Police and investigators are always searching the internet and setting up sting operations to catch those who might attempt sex crimes against minors. This […]

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Milwaukee Area Man Faces Child Pornography Charges

Possession of child pornography and other internet sex crimes carry serious penalties, even for someone as young as 18. A Jackson County man has just been arrested and is facing 15 felony charges including possession of child pornography, child sexploitation, and child sex crimes involving a computer. The 18-year-old is accused of soliciting nude photos […]

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