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WI DOJ Agents Partner With Ripon Police Department and Fond du Lac Police Department in Internet Crimes Against Children Operation


Leo H. Eberhardt, Jr. of Ripon Arrested


RIPON On May 14, 2009, law enforcement officers from the Wisconsin Department of Justice's Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), Ripon Police Department, and Fond du Lac Police Department executed a search warrant at the home of Leo H. Eberhardt, Jr., located at 602 Woodside Avenue, City of Ripon, Fond du Lac County, WI. 


During a search of a computer hard disk drive, sexually explicit images of children (child pornography) were found.  According to the criminal complaint, during an interview with a DCI special agent, Eberhardt, Jr. admitted to having downloaded child pornography files using Peer-to-Peer file sharing software. 


Eberhardt, Jr. was taken into custody for a probation violation, and was charged on January 28, 2010 with 21 counts of Possession of Child Pornography by the Fond du Lac County District Attorney's Office.


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


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


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