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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Wisconsin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Appleton Man Indicted on Child Pornography Charges

Acting United States Attorney Gregory J. Haanstad for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on December 1, 2015, a federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment against Larry L. Turk (age: 68) of Appleton, Wisconsin, charging him with one count of distributing child pornography in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2252A (a)(2) and one count of possessing child pornography in violation of Title, 18 United States Code, Section 2252A (a)(5)(B).

If convicted of the distribution offense, the defendant faces a sentence of between 5 and 20 years imprisonment, a $250,000.00 fine, and between five years and a lifetime of supervised release. Conviction on the possession offense carries penalties of up to ten years imprisonment, a $250,000.00 fine, and between five years and a lifetime of supervised release.   

According to the indictment, Turk knowingly used a computer to distribute and possess pornographic videos of children, some as young as three years old, engaged in sexually explicit behavior with adults.  

The case was investigated by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation, the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Department, and the Appleton Police Department.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel R. Humble.

An indictment is only a charge and not evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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Project Safe Childhood
Updated December 2, 2015