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WI DOJ Agents Partner With Williams Bay Police Department in Internet Crimes Against Children Operation


Ronald Oehm of Williams Bay Arrested


WILLIAMS BAY - On March 25, 2010 Special Agents from the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation along with officers from the Williams Bay Police Department executed a search warrant for child pornography at the residence located at 17 Stam Street in Williams Bay, Wisconsin.


During a search of computer hard drives and storage devices, sexually explicit images of children (child pornography) was discovered.


According to the criminal complaint, Oehm was subsequently interviewed and stated that he owned a computer tower located in the basement of his residence. Mr. Oehm further admitted that he placed a Frostwire program onto the computer tower and that he conducted searches for pornography utilizing Frostwire on his computer. The complaint states that Mr. Oehm also admitted to utilizing several search terms including "PTHC" to search for pornography. "PTHC" is a shorthand term for the phrase "pre-teen hard core."


Mr. Oehm was arrested and charged with One Count of Possession of Child Pornography. He was transported to the Walworth County Jail.


Mr. Oehm's initial appearance is scheduled for Tuesday, April 6 at 11:00 a.m.


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


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


A copy of the criminal complaint is available at


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