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Attorney appointed in Janesville child porn case

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David Brazy
July 30, 2011
— A Rock County judge appointed an attorney Friday for a Janesville man accused of possessing child pornography.

Kevin J. Johnson, 43, of 433 1/2 N. Chatham St., Janesville, has been charged with five counts of possession of child pornography. Each count carries a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison and $100,000 in fines.


Johnson, who is deaf, does not qualify for a public defender because he receives too much money from disability checks.


Judge James Daley, speaking through an interpreter, told Johnson he was assigning him an attorney and that Johnson would have to set up a payment plan with the Clerk of Courts.


An undercover operation by the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation discovered Johnsonís address as one being involved in the trading and collecting of images of child pornography. Investigators discovered 13 such images on Johnsonís laptop computer.


Johnson is scheduled to appear in court again at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 3.



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