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Wisconsin Department of Justice Agents Partner with UW-Madison Police Department in Internet Crimes Against Children Operation

 

Jay Allen Babcock charged with 10 Counts of Possession of Child Pornography

 

MADISON — On Tuesday, June 19, 2012, Special Agents from the Wisconsin Department of Justice -- Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), with assistance from the UW-Madison Police Department, executed a search warrant at the residence of Jay A. Babcock, located at 2924 Harvey Street, Unit 3A, in Madison.

 

According to the criminal complaint, an on-scene, forensic preview of a computer hard drive uncovered images consistent with child pornography. During an interview with special agents, the defendant admitted to viewing child erotica on his computer the evening before the execution of the search warrant, according to the complaint. When asked by agents if there'd be child pornography on hard drives, Babcock replied, “I think you know the answer to that,” according to the complaint.

 

Babcock has been charged with 10 Counts of Possession of Child Pornography, a felony. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for July 3, 2012, at 8:30 a.m.

 

Questions concerning this case should be directed to the Dane County District Attorney's Office. A defendant enjoys the presumption of innocence. The prosecution must prove its allegations at trial beyond a reasonable doubt