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Lyndon Station Man Sentenced in Internet Crimes Against Children Case




LYNDON STATION - On July 21, 2010, James J. Slater of 140 Railroad Ave, Lyndon Station, WI was sentenced to four years in prison. This sentencing is the result of a no-contest plea to two charges of possession of child pornography, with one sentence of three years and a sentence of one year to be served consecutively. Following his incarceration, James J. Slater will be subject to ten years of extended supervision. James J. Slater was charged with eleven counts of possession of child pornography, with all but two of the counts dismissed but read-in.


On December 8, 2009, a search warrant was executed at the residence of James J. Slater by Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) agents with the assistance of the Juneau County Sheriff's Department. Multiple videos depicting child pornography were found on computers owned by Slater which he admitted to searching for and downloading. Detectives from the Juneau County Sheriff's Department were involved with the investigation leading up to the search warrant, the execution of the search warrant, and interviews with James J. Slater. Following his arrest, Slater was housed in the Juneau County Jail until released on bond.


James J. Slater was prosecuted by the Juneau County District Attorney's Office. Juneau County Circuit Court Judge Paul S. Curran presided over the case and determined the sentencing of James J. Slater.


Illicit material taken from computer media searched in the course of the investigation was sent to the National Clearinghouse for Missing and Exploited Children. This information will be examined by trained analysts in order to determine information that can be helpful in the future prevention of child exploitation, as well as aid in the investigation of current cases.