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Scott A. Russell, of Mazomanie, Charged with Four Counts of Possession of Child Pornography
MADISON — On Thursday, July 11, 2013, special agents from the Wisconsin Department of Justice – Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and federal agents with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) executed a search warrant at the home of Scott A. Russell, located at 312 Crocker Street in Mazomanie.
According to the Criminal Complaint, during a forensic preview by a DCI analyst of a hard drive from a laptop computer seized at the home, images consistent with child pornography were located. On Tuesday, July 16, 2013, Russell was charged with four counts of Possession of Child Pornography, a felony. A status conference in this case is scheduled for August 12, 2013, at 1:30 pm.
DCI and HSI encourage the public to report suspected child predators and any suspicious activity. HSI operates a 24-hour toll-free hotline at 1-866-347-2423; an online tip form also is available.
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.