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.
Information from: WTMJ-AM, http://www.620wtmj.com
Copyright 2012. The Associated Press.
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.
Information from: WISN-TV, http://www.wisn.com
Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.