Federal conviction for man involved with underage Wisconsin girl

When two people meet online and pursue a relationship, it is often the natural course of action that they will meet in person, and possibly have a sexual relationship. If one of the people is under the legal age to give consent in Wisconsin, it may not matter what the intention of the adult was, […]

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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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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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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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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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