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Timmy J. Reichling, of Darlington, Charged with Three Counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Child, Five Counts of Possession of Child Pornography and Other Felony Charges
MADISON — On Tuesday, August 27, 2013, Timmy J. Reichling, of Darlington, was charged in Lafayette County Court with Three Counts of Sexual Exploitation of a Child; Three Counts of Registered Sex Offender Intentionally Photograph a Minor Without Consent; and Five Counts of Possession of Child Pornography, all felonies. A preliminary hearing in this matter is scheduled for September 3, 2013, at 2:30 pm.
On the morning of Thursday, August 22, 2013, the Darlington Police Department, with assistance from special agents from the Wisconsin Department of Justice – Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Department, executed two search warrants of residences, located at 14265 County Road F, Darlington, and 14335 County Road F, Darlington, and seized several items. According to the Criminal Complaint, during a forensic preview by a DCI analyst of images from computer hard drives, thumb drives, videos and other miscellaneous storage devices, more than one million images consistent with child pornography were identified. On Thursday, August 22, Reichling was placed under arrest for Possession of Child Pornography and booked into the Lafayette County Jail.
“This remains an ongoing investigation,” Wisconsin ICAC Task Force Commander, Special Agent in Charge Jenniffer Price said. “We have reason to believe there are other possible juvenile victims who have yet to be identified, both in Wisconsin and out of state. We’re asking anyone who thinks they may have information, or who may be a victim, to please come forward and contact the Department of Justice – Division of Criminal Investigation at 608-266-1671, or Darlington Police at 608-776-4981.”
Questions concerning this case should be directed to the Lafayette County District Attorney's Office. A defendant enjoys the presumption of innocence. The prosecution must prove its allegations at trial beyond a reasonable doubt.