UPDATE: Sheriff's Sergeant Charged With Child Porn

UPDATED Tuesday, May 8, 2012 --- 6:30 a.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- The Milwaukee County sergeant accused of producing child pornography has resigned from the sheriff's department.

Philip Wentzel is a former spokesman for the department. The 44-year-old Wentzel is accused of taking pictures of young girls who were sleeping or drugged at a Fond du Lac County campground and then trying to trade the photos on the Internet.

WTMJ radio (http://bit.ly/JbXAoQ ) says Wentzel faces up to 30 years in prison and $250,000 in fines if he is convicted.

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Information from: WTMJ-AM, http://www.620wtmj.com

Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.

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Posted Friday, May 4, 2012 --- 9:05 a.m.

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee County sheriff's sergeant is accused in a federal complaint of producing child pornography.

The complaint says Sgt. Philip Wentzel took photographs of young girls at a campsite he reserved in Campbellsport. Federal investigators say he shared the photos through an Internet peer-to-peer file sharing network.

The complaint says a search warrant executed last year in Denver, Colo., led investigators to images that originated in Wisconsin. WISN-TV (http://bit.ly/JHuVJY ) reports the images included GPS data which led investigators to the campground located in Fond du Lac County. The complaint says authorities connected a camper in the campground, and eventually a cellphone and computer IP addresses, to Wentzel.

A phone message left for Wentzel was not immediately returned.

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Information from: WISN-TV, http://www.wisn.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.


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