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WI DOJ Agents Partner With UW-Eau Claire Police Dept. in ICAC Operation - Nicholas A. Grames Arrested


EAU CLAIRE - On January 12, 2010, agents from the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation, with assistance from officers of the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire Police Department served a search warrant at 355 Towers Residence Hall-North, UW-Eau Claire campus, Eau Claire, WI. 


During a search of computer hard drives and storage devices, sexually explicit images of children (child pornography) were located. One laptop computer and an external hard drive were seized pursuant to the search warrant. 


According to the complaint Grames admitted to a DCI Special Agent that he was in possession of approximately 50 videos depicting underage girls involved in sex acts. According to the complaint Grames stated that the female individuals involved were clearly under the age of 18 in his estimation. 

Grames currently lived in the dorm room alone, and was the only person to access his computer. Grames was not currently enrolled as a student for the Winterim session at the University, and is not employed. 


Grames was transported to the Eau Claire County Jail pending formal charging by the Eau Claire County District Attorney's Office. 


Mr. Grames was arrested and charged with 12 Counts of  Possession of Child Pornography. A copy of the criminal complaint is available at


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


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