Computer virus extorts money over fake allegations of child porn

We have previously written that sex crimes are among the most severely punished and publicly reviled criminal offenses, especially sex crimes against children. Therefore, it should go without saying that if the FBI or some other law enforcement agency detected evidence of online activity related to child pornography, you would be facing much stricter penalties […]

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Wisconsin internet sex crimes sting operation nets 17 arrests

Because the internet is often used to facilitate sex crimes, law enforcement agencies regularly set up sting operations to catch would-be offenders. Recently, several law enforcement agencies in Wisconsin set up a three-day sting operation that resulted in 17 arrests. The effort, which was dubbed Operation Black Veil, focused on luring alleged offenders to solicit […]

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Could internet sex sting in Waukesha be considered entrapment?

We have previously written that it is common for law enforcement officers to conduct sting operations online in an attempt to catch potential computer sex crimes in the planning stages. It is not unusual for officers to pose as minors when engaging suspects online. The suspects are then usually arrested after arranging a meeting with […]

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Facebook post finds witness who can clear wrongfully convicted men

Since its creation, Facebook has been the source of much controversy within the criminal justice system. Historically, Facebook has been a valuable tool for law enforcement to investigate and catch alleged criminals in Wisconsin and around the country. Facebook has been credited with helping authorities solve cases ranging from computer sex crimes to lesser offenses […]

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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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Pre-teen girl convicted of felony and misdemeanor computer crimes

In the past we have written that Wisconsin authorities take a particularly hard-line stance in two key areas: sex crimes and juvenile crimes. The age limit for juvenile delinquency in Wisconsin was lowered to just 10 years old, which is among the lowest in the nation. Unfortunately, the internet and social media have created the conditions for […]

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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 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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