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WI DOJ Agents Partner With Green Bay Police Department & Hartland Police Department in Internet Crimes Against Children Operation


Richard A. Hosler of Wauwatosa Arrested


WAUWATOSA On June 2, 2009, Richard A. Hosler was arrested and charged with 2 counts of Attempt to Cause a Child to View Sexual Activity. The arrest, according to the criminal complaint, was the result of an investigation by the Green Bay Police Department which began on October 7, 2008 when Mallory Pribyl of the Green Bay Police Department participated in a supervised online chatroom investigation with the undercover identification of Skyla McKenzie, a thirteen-year-old, female living in Manitowoc, WI using Yahoo Messenger user identification name and display image of a young girl with a pony.


She entered a Wisconsin romance chatroom to search for possible predators and requested a communication with a person with the messenger identification screen name of According to the criminal complaint the conversation turned sexual.


The WI Department of Justice's Division of Criminal Investigation assisted with surveillance, a search warrant, suspect interview, on scene computer preview and forensic analysis.


Questions concerning this case should be directed towards the Brown County District Attorney's Office.


Mr. Hosler's arraignment date has been scheduled for June 26, 2009 at 8:30 a.m.


A defendant enjoys the presumption of innocence. The prosecution must prove its allegations at trail beyond a reasonable doubt.


A complete copy of the criminal complaint is available:

2009 file: