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WI DOJ Agents Partner With Ashwaubenon Dept. of Public Safety in Internet Crimes Against Children Operation

Joshua D. Yelland of Ashwaubenon Arrested


ASHWAUBENON - On Friday, January 22, 2010, law enforcement officers from the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation and the Ashwaubenon Department of Public Safety executed a search warrant at the residence of Joshua D. Yelland in the Village of Ashwaubenon, Brown County, WI.


Located and seized during the search were computer hard drives, compact discs, floppy diskettes, cameras, long guns, and documents.

During a search of computer hard drives, sexually explicit videos of children (child pornography) were located.


According to the criminal complaint, Yelland admitted to having downloading the videos using a peer-to-peer file sharing program.


Yelland was arrested and charged with 1 Count of  Possession of Child Pornography.


Questions concerning this case should be directed to the Brown 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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