Sauk Co. board member charged with child porn released on signature bond

William Wenzel
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SAUK COUNTY, Wis. (WMTV)--- A Sauk County board member charged with possession of child pornography appeared in court on Wednesday afternoon.

According to online court records, a judge set a $5,000 signature bond for 72-year-old William F. Wenzel of Prairie du Sac along with some conditions.

A criminal complaint stated that on Jan. 28, Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) conducted an online investigation on peer-to-peer file sharing networks. Through the investigation they were able to download a video file that was described as child pornography. It was revealed the IP address was assigned to Wenzel.

The complaint said law enforcement officers and agents from Sauk Prairie Police Department and DCI executed a search warrant on Feb. 22 to analyze digital devices from Wenzel’s home on 5th Street for evidence of child pornography. Files found on the hard drive of a laptop inside the home were consistent with child pornography.

Wenzel has been charged with five counts of possession of child pornography.

Wenzel is scheduled to appear in court again on April 17.