Money from sex offender's sold home goes to Rock County Sheriff's office

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ROCK COUNTY, Wis. (WMTV) --- A convicted sex offender's home has been sold and the Rock County Sheriff's office is getting the money from it.

59-year-old David Wenzel was convicted in 2016 of producing child pornography in his home.

In march of the previous year, law enforcement went inside the home after receiving a report that Wenzel had a video camera in his bathroom.

Officials found both DVDs and VHS tapes of Wenzel sexually assaulting a 5-year-old girl who appeared to be drugged.

They also found video of adults who had been taped by those hidden cameras.

"I would like to remind those who are conducting this type of behavior that are hurting our kids, that are conducting themselves in a disgusting manner, that we're going to get you, we're going to come after you," said Rock County Sheriff, Robert Spoden.

Wenzel was sentenced to 25 years in prison and ordered to forfeit his home to the government.

The Rock County Sheriff's office will use the $153,660.07 check to help fight internet crimes.

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