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Ellsworth Man Sentenced to 262 Months on Child Porn Charge

October 13, 2011

Madison, Wis. - John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Eric Schuster, 45, Ellsworth, Wis., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Barbara B. Crabb to 262 months (21 years, 10 months) in prison for manufacturing child pornography.

Judge Crabb stated that she was imposing the high sentence because Schuster created child pornography on three separate occasions and because he distributed child pornography.

United States Attorney Vaudreuil stated that the charges followed an international investigation initially conducted by the Amsterdam Police Department and the Dutch National Police Department. The case led to Wisconsin where the investigation was continued by the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department; Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation; and Department of Homeland Security. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy M. O’Shea.



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