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Watertown Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Possessing Child Pornography

October 21, 2013

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that David Roehl, 32, Watertown, Wis., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb to 10 years in prison for possessing child pornography. 

This prison term is to be served consecutively to a state prison term Roehl is currently serving for possessing child pornography. His federal prison term will be followed by 20 years of supervised release.  Roehl pleaded guilty to this offense on August 20, 2013. 

Judge Crabb said that Roehl had a continued obsession with child pornography and his was one of the more disturbing cases she had seen.  Judge Crabb noted that Roehl had convictions for battery, disorderly conduct, and 2nd degree sexual assault and was a risk to the community.

The charge against Roehl was the result of an investigation conducted by the Jefferson Police Department and the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Altman.


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