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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Green Bay Man Charged with Child Pornography Offenses

United States Attorney Mathew D. Krueger announced that on May 22, 2018, a federal grand jury returned an indictment against Luca DaPra (age: 34) of Green Bay, Wisconsin, charging him with attempted production of child pornography in violation of Title 18 United States Code Section 2251. If convicted of the charge, DaPra faces a mandatory minimum term of 15 years and up to 30 years in prison, a $250,000 fine, and five years to life of supervised release.

DaPra was also charged with distribution of child pornography in violation of Title 18 United States Code Section 2252A(a)(2)(A) and possession of child pornography in violation of Title 18 United States Code Section 2252A(a)(5)(b). The distribution of child pornography charge subjects DaPra to a five year mandatory minimum and up to 20 year maximum term of imprisonment and the possession of child pornography charge subjects him to a 20 year maximum term of imprisonment.

On May 24, 2018, DaPra appeared before the Honorable James Sickel, Magistrate Court Judge, and was ordered to be held in jail pending trial in the matter. A trial date is set for July 16, 2018, before the Honorable Chief Judge William C. Griesbach and a final pretrial conference is set for July 3, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. 

This case was investigated by the Green Bay Police Department, Brown County Sheriffs Department and Neenah Police Department. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney William Roach.  

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 guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.    

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Updated May 29, 2018