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Hearing waived in child porn case

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Pedro Oliveira Jr.
May 8, 2010
— A Williams Bay man facing 25 years in prison waived his right on Friday to a preliminary hearing on charges of possession of child pornography.

Ronald F. Oehm, 44, of 17 Stam St., stands accused of one felony count of possession of child pornography.


The charge stems from an investigation conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigations.


Special agents from the division and Williams Bay police executed a search warrant March 25 on Oehm’s house, finding a computer, according to the criminal complaint.


The computer, which Oehm said was his, contained at least 21 videos of young girls engaging in sexual activity, according to the complaint.


Oehm later told authorities he had installed a piece of software on his computer to search for pornography labeled “pre-teen hard core,” according to the complaint.


If convicted, Oehm faces a $100,000 fine and a charge of $500 for each video containing child pornography. He is scheduled to appear Tuesday in Walworth County Court.



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