Mequon man charged with seven counts of child pornography

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by Jesse Tovar

MEQUON -- On Wednesday July 10, 2013, Robbie Kressin of Mequon, was charged with seven counts of Possession of Child Pornography, a felony. A preliminary hearing in this case has been scheduled for August 2, 2013 at 8:15 a.m. in Waukesha.

According to the criminal complaint, special agents in the Wisconsin Department of Justice - Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) received a series of anonymous tips in October 2012 and June 2013, suggesting child pornography was found on the defendant's work computer at Midwest Lighting Center in Menomonee Falls. The tips identified Kressin as having pornographic imagery on his computer at work, and providing his name and address for investigators.

A tip from June 11, 2013 indicated that Kressin was attempting to set up a photography session for underage pictures based upon an ad he replied to on Craigslist. After receiving all this information, Special Agent Eric Szatkowski received a search warrant to search the defendant's business for pornographic imagery.

On July 9, 2013, DCI agents executed a search of Kressin's business. The criminal complaint details that Kressin admitted to agents that he used his work computer to look at child pornography, and that it would be on a file on his computer at the business. The defendant also claimed that there would be only pictures and no movies. 

DCI computer analyst Matthew Olesen performed a forensic preview on Kressin's computer and found seven images of child pornography.

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