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WI DOJ Agents Partner With Bloomer & Chippewa Falls Police Departments in Internet Crimes Against Children Operation - Trevor L. Proffitt Arrested

 

Trevor L. Proffitt of Chippewa Falls Arrested

 

CHIPPEWA FALLS - A Wisconsin Department of Justice - Division of Criminal Investigation special agent responded to assist the Bloomer Police Department with an internet related complaint regarding Trevor L. Proffitt of 948 1st Avenue, Apartment #6, Chippewa Falls, WI. An interview was conducted with Trevor Proffitt at his residence. According to the criminal complaint, subsequently, Proffitt admitted that his computer hard drive contained child pornography. Agents obtained verbal and written consent to search Proffitt's computer hard drives and DVD's.

 

On 03/17/2010, at approximately 7:55 p.m., Agents from the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation, with assistance from the Bloomer Police Department, and the Chippewa Falls Police Department conducted a search of computer hard drives and some DVD's located at Profitt's apartment. According to the complaint, an investigation revealed that Trevor L. Proffitt had viewed and received several videos of adult and child pornography via computers located at the residence.

 

Law enforcement interviewed Proffitt at the scene. According to the complaint, Proffitt admitted downloading and viewing pornography, including child pornography via an online software file sharing program. Proffitt admitted that two computer hard drives found at his residence would contain videos of child pornography.

 

An on-scene analysis of 2 of the computer hard drives, and a DVD revealed several videos of child pornography.

 

Profitt was transported to the Chippewa County Jail pending formal charging by the Chippewa County District Attorney's Office. Profitt has been charged with Six Counts of Possession of Child Pornography.

 

Questions concerning this case should be directed to the Chippewa 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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