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Fremont Man Indicted for Distributing Child Pornography

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

Gregory J. Haanstad, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on June 21, 2023, a federal grand jury had returned an indictment alleging that Joshua J. Ozment  (age: 34) of Fremont, Wisconsin, distributed child pornography, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2252A(a)(2)(A).

According to the indictment, Ozment knowingly distributed a sexually explicit image of a prepubescent child via the internet. If convicted, Ozment faces a mandatory minimum of five years’ and up to 20 years’ imprisonment. He also faces a fine of up to $250,000.

This case was investigated by the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office.  It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel R. Humble.

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.    

This case was brought as part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006, by the U.S. Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS), Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state and local resources to better locate, apprehend and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit

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Updated June 22, 2023