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WI DOJ Agents Partner With Portage Police Department & Columbia County Human Services in Internet Crimes Against Children Operation

 

PORTAGE - On October 27, 2009, special agents from the Wisconsin Department of Justice's Division of Criminal Investigation and law enforcement officers from the Portage Police Department executed a search warrant at 212 Henry Drive, Apartment #8 in Portage, WI, the residence of Warren J. Henkelman after a computer at Henkelman's residence was identified by a DCI agent as being involved in offering to participate in the distribution of known child pornography. 

 

As a result of the search warrant Henkelman was taken into custody and booked in the Columbia County Jail on tentative charges of Possession of Child Pornography. A subsequent investigation was conducted that resulted in additional charges of 1st Degree Sexual Assault of a Child Under Age 12, 1st Degree Child Sexual Assault Contact With a Child Under Age 13, Physical Abuse of a Child Intentionally Cause Bodily Harm, and Exposing Genitals or Pubic Area. 

 

According to the criminal complaint, during an interview with a DCI agent and a detective from the Portage Police Department, Henkelman admitted to downloading child pornography. 

 

The investigation is continuing and the Portage Police Department encourages anyone with additional information regarding these crimes to contact the Portage Police Department at (608) 742-2171. 

 

Questions concerning this case should be directed to the Columbia County District Attorney's Office. 

 

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