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Former Waukesha County Juvenile Social Worker Indicted for Distribution and Possession of Child Pornography

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Wisconsin

United States Attorney Matthew D. Krueger of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on July 23, 2019 a federal grand jury returned a two-count indictment against Bernard J. Trokan (age: 53) of Hartland, WI.

Trokan faces charges alleging he possessed and distributed child pornography contrary to Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2252A(a)(2)(A) and (a)(5)(B).     

If convicted of all of the charges, Trokan will serve a mandatory 5 years in federal prison and up to 20 years in prison.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation-Child Exploitation Task Force and by the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office.  It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Megan J. Paulson.

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.     

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Updated July 29, 2019