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.
A Milwaukee man was sentenced to the state-mandated five years in prison after being targeted by an internet sex sting operation. The 59-year-old man, who was originally charged in February, pled guilty in May to allegations of using a computer to organize an Internet sex crime. According to court documentation, the Internet solicitation began just over a year ago.