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 man awaiting sentence for child pornography conviction

No matter what type of criminal charge a person is facing, a conviction can have long-lasting consequences. There are the more obvious penalties that can result, such as a prison sentence or probation. But some of the less obvious consequences impact a person’s personal life. A Wisconsin man will soon discover how his life will […]

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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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Waukesha man faces six felony counts for alleged child sex crimes

We have often posted about Wisconsin’s hard-line stance on sex crimes. Those who are charged with a sex crime can face literally hundreds of years in prison because of the classification of sex crimes as felonies. Additionally, those who are suspected of a sex crime are often charged with several felonies at once. A recent […]

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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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Waukesha City Council Sends Message To Sex Offenders: Stay Away

Once someone has been convicted of a sex crime, it is likely that his life will never return to normal. Because of our strict sex offender registry requirements, a convicted sex offender will be publicly branded for the rest of his life, even after he has served his sentence. Wisconsin’s sex offender registry requirements are […]

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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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