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Wisconsin Department of Justice Agents Partner with Appleton Police Department and Federal Investigators in Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Operation

 

Kevin J. Schultz, of Appleton, Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

 

MADISON — On Wednesday, March 7, 2012, Kevin J. Schultz was charged with one count of Possession of Child Pornography, a felony. An initial appearance by Schultz is expected in Calumet County Circuit Court on March 19, 2012 at 11:00 am.

 

The criminal charge against Schultz is the culmination of an investigation that began in October 2011, involving Special Agents from the Department of Justice (DOJ), Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security -- Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and law enforcement officers from the Appleton Police Department. According to the criminal complaint, on November 4, 2011, agents conducted investigative follow-up in regard to sexually explicit chat conversations between Schultz and an undercover, Boston-based HSI Special Agent. According to the complaint, on November 4, 2011, a forensic preview examination of some items of computer media at the Schultz residence, located at 1712 East Roeland Avenue in Appleton, revealed sexually explicit images of children.

 

The Appleton Police Department is an affiliate of Wisconsin's ICAC Task Force. Questions concerning this case should be directed to the Calumet County District Attorney's Office. A defendant enjoys the presumption of innocence. The prosecution must prove its allegations at trial beyond a reasonable doubt.