Thursday, February 27, 2014
2-28-14 beaver dam man convicted in child porn case
A Beaver Dam man has pleaded no contest to child pornography charges in Dodge County Circuit Court. 28 year old Justin Peterson entered the plea to two counts of possession of child pornography. Four additional counts were dismissed and read into the record. A sentencing hearing has been scheduled for Friday. Peterson also pleaded no contest to child pornography charges in Milwaukee County and is serving 18 years of initial confinement and 9 years of extended supervision. Peterson was accused of taking photos and videos of three children and exchanged them with other users of a child porn sharing website. The charges stemmed from Operation Sunflower, a five-week international child pornography investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations special agents, where 245 arrests were made and 123 victims were identified.