Milwaukee County judge sentenced to 9 years in prison in child pornography trial.
During the sentencing of a former Milwaukee County Children’s Court judge for the distribution of child pornography on Wednesday, a federal prosecutor reminded the public that “no one is above the law.”
After pleading guilty to the allegation on Sept. 28, Brett Blomme, 39, was sentenced to nine years in prison. Blomme’s acts and the information he distributed were described by Chief U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson as the “worst of the worst.”
This view was shared by Acting U.S. Attorney O’Shea, who announced the punishment with Attorney General Josh Kaul. “Today’s sentencing sends a clear message that individuals who share child sexual abuse material will be tracked down and held accountable,” O’Shea said. “Every time a picture of a child being sexually abused is disseminated, that child is re-victimized.”
On Jan. 28, the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children claiming that someone had distributed 27 files of child pornography using an internet chat app.
Blomme used an alias on the messaging app, but subscriber information linked to the IP address revealed he was distributing the pornography from his home in Cottage Grove, near Milwaukee and the Milwaukee County Children’s Court Center where he previously worked.
At the time of the charges, he was an acting Milwaukee County Children’s Court judge. The DCI conducted an investigation that led to the charge against Blomme. Following his sentence, he will be subjected to 20 years of supervised release.
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