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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 31, 2019

Kewaunee County Sex Offender Sentenced for Possession of Child Pornography

United States Attorney Matthew D. Krueger of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on May 30, 2019, Sean R. Evansen (age: 36) of Algoma, Wisconsin, was sentenced to 9 years in federal prison by Chief District Judge William C. Griesbach.

Evansen, a registered sexual offender in the State of Wisconsin based on a Calumet County Circuit Court conviction for first-degree sexual assault of a child in 2000, possessed thousands of digital images and videos of child pornography, many depicting infants and toddlers.  

In handing down the sentence, Chief Judge Griesbach noted the defendant’s prior record of sexual assault and emphasized the serious nature of the charge.  He further stated his belief that a 9-year sentence served the interests of justice in this particular case.  Following his release from prison, Evansen will spend 6 years on supervised release.  He will continue to register as a sexual offender.

This case was investigated by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel R. Humble.

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 www.projectsafechildhood.gov. 

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Updated May 31, 2019