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Baraboo man accused of having child porn

Baraboo man accused of having child porn

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A Baraboo man is facing child porn charges following a raid on his home by state investigators Tuesday.

The criminal complaint against 27-year-old Jermayne S. Webley says agents with the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation entered his Grand Canyon Drive apartment near Lake Delton and confiscated several hard drives and a computer.

Investigators allege that they found videos and images that depicted young boys engaged in sexual acts on the devices.

When interviewed by a DCI agent, Webley allegedly said he downloads pornography through a file sharing system called Bearshare, and that his mass downloads often contain child pornography.

“Webley reported viewing child pornography depicting children in their teens,” the complaint states. “He described child pornography as being taboo, but believes it was acceptable for him to possess because he is not a child molester and because he does not share it with others.”

Webley has been charged with four felony counts of child pornography possession, a charge that carries a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison and $100,000 in fines. He has been jailed on a $5,000 cash bond and is due to appear in Sauk County Circuit Court on June 10.

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