Darlington man sentenced to 25 years for producing child porn

47-year-old Timmy Reichling of Darlington, WI.  was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison, followed by a life term of supervised release, for producing child pornography.

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Posted on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 -- 6:01 p.m.

U.S District Judge Barbara Crabb sentenced 47-year-old Timmy Reichling of Darlington, WI. to 25 years in federal prison for producing child pornography. Reichling pled guilty to this charge on June 11.

Judge Crabb observed that he took advantage of how young these victims were, and his ability at his age to manipulate and convince them to send him pictures.

In August 2013, state and local law enforcement officers had search warrants on the property where Reichling was living in Darlington, seizing several computers, cameras, and other electronic equipment. After examining the those items, law enforcement discovered sexually explicit pictures and videos of several minor females.

The evidence showed that Reichling obtained the images by posing as a teenage boy on the internet and convincing teenage girls to send him nude pictures, then threatening to tell their families if they stopped. He also hid cameras in the homes of people who knew and trusted him, and he also captured pictures and videos of minor children living in or visiting the homes.

Reichling's criminal sexual exploitation of children were continuous beginning in 2008 through the time of his arrest in August 2013.

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice to combat against child sexual exploitation and abuse.


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