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Former Waukesha County Resident Enters Guilty Pleas and Is Sentenced on Threats Case


MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that Adam David Kane, formerly a Waukesha County resident, entered guilty pleas and was sentenced on five misdemeanor offenses. On each of counts one and two, unlawful use of a computer communication system (threats), contrary Wis. Stat. § 947.0125(2)(b), the court imposed a 90-day sentence, to be served consecutively. The court withheld sentence on count three, unlawful use of a computer communication system (lewd and lascivious act), contrary Wis. Stat. § 947.0125(2)(c), and counts four and five, violation of a harassment injunction, contrary to Wis. Stat. § 813.125, and placed Kane on probation for a period of three years. The Honorable Jacqueline R. Erwin, a Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge sitting for the Waukesha County Circuit Court, presided over the sentencing. The court also ordered a number of conditions of supervision.


According to the complaint, in May 2012, while residing in the state of Washington, Kane sent several e-mails to various public officials that included specific threats to certain public officials in Waukesha County, including a court commissioner and the district attorney. In addition, Kane also copied these e-mails to a family member who had previously obtained a restraining order against him.


The Wisconsin Department of Justice - Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) investigated the case with assistance from the Waukesha County Sheriff's Department, Wisconsin Capitol Police and Montana State Police. Assistant Attorney General Donald V. Latorraca represented the State as a special prosecutor for Waukesha County.


A copy of the criminal complaint is available at the following link:


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