Former police chief charged for child pornography again

DENMARK, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A former career law enforcement officer was indicted for possessing child pornography while awaiting the start of a prior federal prison sentence for distribution of child pornography.

The Eastern District of Wisconsin announced that Alexander P. Bebris, a 52-year-old Denmark man, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Milwaukee for possessing child pornography on Wednesday, Sept. 8.

According to officials, Bebris was sentenced to 60 months of imprisonment following a conviction in the Eastern District of Wisconsin for the distribution of child pornography in November 2020.

He was allowed to remain free pending the outcome of his appeal. On July 15, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals denied Bebris' appeal and he was ordered to report to federal prison on Aug. 24.

Officials said according to court records, Calumet and Brown County law enforcement executed a search warrant at Bebris' residence on Aug. 20. Law enforcement officers found Bebris in possession of child pornography and arrested him. The indictment alleges that Bebris possessed child pornography as a repeat offender and that he did so in violation of the terms of his release, according to a news release.

Bebris faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and up to 30 years of imprisonment if convicted. Officials say any sentence imposed must be served consecutive to the 60-month sentence already imposed by the court.

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