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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Cudahy Man Indicted on Child Pornography Distribution Charge

United States Attorney Richard G. Frohling of the Eastern District of Wisconsin announced that on March 15, 2022, a federal grand jury returned an indictment alleging that Gerald E. Belmore, Jr. (age: 55) of Cudahy, Wisconsin, distributed child pornography in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2252A(a)(2)(A).

If convicted, Belmore faces a mandatory minimum sentence of five years and up to 20 years of incarceration.

According to court filings, Belmore allegedly utilized a popular messaging platform to participate in chat rooms dedicated to the exchange and viewing of child pornography. He is also alleged to have acted as an “administrator” for some of these chat rooms.

Belmore’s indictment is a direct result of Operation Kick Boxer, a collaborative effort involving the Milwaukee Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, and the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office (https://go.usa.gov/xzPYS).

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

For Additional Information Contact:

Public Information Officer Kenneth.Gales@usdoj.gov

414-297-1700

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Updated March 16, 2022