Media Release – Mar 1st 2023

City of Fond du Lac Police Department Media Release

March 1, 2023

For Immediate Release

CyberTip and Search Warrant Lead to Arrest

Fond du Lac, WI: On Wednesday, September 28, 2022, the Fond du Lac Police Department, with assistance from the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office and the Wisconsin Department of Justice – Division of Criminal Investigations, executed a search warrant in the 600 block of South Main Street located in the City of Fond du Lac. During the execution of the search warrant, several electronic devices were seized to be forensically examined.

This investigation began with a CyberTip from the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), which alleged there was possession and/or distribution of videos of sexually explicit conduct of prepubescent children.

Once the forensic examinations were complete, numerous images and videos of child pornography involving prepubescent and pubescent females were found to have been stored on the seized devices.

As a result, on February 28, 2023, a 28-year-old male Fond du Lac resident was arrested and transported to the Fond du Lac County Jail and held on ten (10) counts of Possession of Child Pornography, Wisconsin State Statute 948.12(1m) a Class D Felony. This case has been referred to the Fond du Lac County District Attorney’s Office for review.

Chief Aaron Goldstein said, “The City of Fond du Lac Police Department continues to partner with NCMEC and is dedicated to investigating these crimes and holding criminal offenders accountable. FDLPD is committed to working collaboratively with our law enforcement partners to proactively pursue those who victimize the most vulnerable members of our communities; our children.”