A Baraboo man charged with eight counts of possessing child pornography reached a plea deal with prosecutors Monday.
As part of the deal, 39-year-old Jeffrey M. Denman pleaded no contest to one of those charges. The other seven were dismissed.
“Yes, your honor,” Denman softly replied when Sauk County Circuit Court Judge Guy Reynolds asked whether he agreed with the plea entered by his attorney.
Reynolds found Denman guilty of the felony charge and ordered that the state Department of Corrections complete a pre-sentencing evaluation of Denman by Jan. 6. As part of such examinations, a corrections worker reviews the circumstances involving a defendant’s life history to inform the judge prior to sentencing.
A sentencing hearing involving the case is scheduled for Jan. 13.
A criminal complaint against Denman alleges that employees with the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation confiscated six electronic devices when they raided his home in May.
A forensics examiner allegedly found 14 movies that an investigator later determined to depict children engaged in sexually explicit conduct.