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Milwaukee teacher faces child pornography charges

What are the penalties do people face if they are convicted of possessing child pornography? What are the present and long term consequences of being convicted of an Internet crime? How do penalties as a convicted sex offender differ from penalties as an individual convicted of child pornography? A Milwaukee teacher who was recently charged with possession of child pornography may be asking these and other similar questions.

Milwaukee man faces child pornography charges

In Milwaukee and elsewhere, Internet crimes are taken seriously and carry significant penalties. Defendants charged with an Internet offense like possession and distribution of child pornography face the same penalties as individuals who commit sex crimes unrelated to the Internet. Defendants should be aware of the possible defenses that may apply to their case; certain defenses may reduce penalties associated with an Internet crime. Recently, a Milwaukee man faces severe penalties after being charged with possession of child pornography.

Wisconsin man convicted in child porn case

Access to the Internet is becoming easier every day, leading to widespread use of many websites. This access has led to greater prosecution of Internet crimes, such as cyberstalking, sexual exploitation of a child and the possession and distribution of child pornography. Recently, a Wisconsin man was convicted of child pornography. He now faces potentially severe penalties.

Milwaukee man pleads guilty to six counts of child pornography

In cases in which those accused of serious crimes face mounting evidence, a meaningful strategic plan may be used as a way to obtain a lesser punishment. Sometimes, it may be to the defendant's advantage to plead guilty to an offense if he or she is offered a plea agreement that will reduce the possible penalties associated with the offense. Recently, a Milwaukee man pled guilty to Internet crime charges in court.

Man charged with Internet sex crime in Waukesha County

While a conviction for any crime has consequences, being convicted of a sex crime can carry some of the toughest penalties. Besides the legal repercussions that come with sex crime allegations, the personal reputation of the accused individual is also at stake. It is true that every person who is accused of a crime is innocent unless or until proven otherwise, but people accused of sex crimes are often considered guilty even before their trial begins.

Wisconsin man facing child porn charges after police search

Individuals charged with child sex crimes often feel at a complete loss because the public and media often make harsh judgments before even knowing the facts of a case. Sometimes people who used to be friends no longer are, and even family members might turn their backs after hearing of a sex crime allegation. In Wisconsin, public response to charges of Internet sex crimes tends to be no different.

Police ruse leads to Internet crime charge for Milwaukee man

In efforts to file criminal charges, sometimes police in Wisconsin will employ tricky tactics. That is exactly what happened in Waukesha County recently when a police officer pretended online to be a 15-year-old girl. Now a 44-year-old Milwaukee man has been charged with Internet crimes.

Former Lutheran official to accept plea agreement

In criminal cases, when prosecutors have significant evidence and the accused individual has effectively confessed to authorities, a strategic plea for the reduction of charges is necessary to ensure that overcharging or over-sentencing doesn't occur. And that will likely be the case for a former Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod official who, as of March 8, was close to a plea deal in his child pornography case.

Internet crimes: Wisconsin legislators consider changing the law

Wisconsin law may change with regard to how attempted child enticement is prosecuted. Attorney General J. B. Van Hollen supports a bill that is currently being considered by the Senate Judiciary Committee. If the bill is passed, state law would treat attempted child enticement the same as actually carrying out the crime.

Sex offender must register DNA for life

Illinois police arrested a 20-year-old man on child pornography charges this March, and on October 12 he was found guilty of one count of aggravated possession of child pornography. According to the Wheaton police, an undercover internet investigation prompted the arrest. While this particular incident did not involve direct sexual exploitation of a child, some may claim that viewing child pornography constitutes exploitation in and of itself. As part of the man's sentencing conditions, DuPage County officials were cooperating with the Wisconsin Department of Probation to allow for the man to move to Wisconsin to be near relatives while serving out his prison term.

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