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WI DOJ Agents Partner With Tomah Police Department in Internet Crimes Against Children Operation


Christopher W. Cox of Tomah Arrested


TOMAH – On October 1, 2010, the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and the Tomah Police Department served a search warrant at 1020 Superior Avenue, Apartment B, Tomah, Monroe County, WI. According to the criminal complaint, an undercover DCI agent discovered a computer located at this address was downloading videos of child pornography.


Subsequently, a DCI agent and Tomah Police Department Detective interviewed one of the occupants of this address. According to the complaint, this subject, Christopher W. Cox, admitted to downloading and viewing videos of children and adults engaged in sex acts. Cox estimated that he currently possessed 10-15 child pornography videos on his laptop computer. He admitted that he would keep certain videos on his hard drive for viewing at a later time. Eventually, Cox would delete the videos after downloading and obtaining new videos of child pornography. According to the complaint, Cox stated he knew possessing child pornography was illegal and “sick”.


A DCI criminal analyst assisted at the scene with a forensic field preview of computers located at Cox’s apartment. Numerous videos of child pornography were discovered on Cox’s computers.


Cox was arrested and charged with Ten Counts of Possession of Child Pornography. He was transported to the Monroe County Jail. The case has been forwarded to Monroe County District Attorney, Dan Cary, for prosecution.


Questions concerning this case should be directed to the Monroe 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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