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The Brown County Sheriff's Office, Door County Sheriff's Office, Kewaunee County Sheriff's Department and the Wisconsin Department of Justice -- Division of Criminal Investigation Join Forces for ICAC Operation

 

Two Suspects Arrested, Charged with Use of a Computer to Facilitate a Child Sex Crime

 

MADISON — Beginning Wednesday, October 10, 2012, through Friday, October 12, 2012, investigators from the Brown County and Door County Sheriff's offices, the Kewaunee County Sheriff's Department, and Special Agents from the Wisconsin Department of Justice -- Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), conducted an Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) operation.

 

As a result of the operation, two individuals were arrested and charged in Brown County, including Zachary T. Schommer of De Pere (DOB 8/2/1988), charged with Use of a Computer to Facilitate a Child Sex Crime, a felony; and Andrew J. Albers-Steinke of Kimberly (DOB 1/26/91), charged with Use of a Computer to Facilitate a Child Sex Crime, a felony. Investigation of other individuals that were identified as a result of the operation continues.

 

This coordinated effort among ICAC affiliates and the DCI at the Department of Justice highlights the importance of Wisconsin's ICAC Task Force and its continued efforts by law enforcement agencies statewide to keeping children safe from online predators.

 

The Door County and Brown County Sheriff's offices, and the Kewaunee County Sheriff's Department are affiliates of Wisconsin's ICAC Task Force, which now has more than 180 law enforcement agency members. The U.S. Marshals Service and the U.S. Attorney's Office – Eastern District also assisted in the operation. Questions concerning the charges above should be directed to the Brown County District Attorney's Office. A defendant enjoys the presumption of innocence. The prosecution must prove its allegations at trial beyond a reasonable doubt.