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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, June 3, 2022

Oshkosh Sex Offender Charged with Distribution and Possession of Child Pornography

United States Attorney Richard G. Frohling announced that on June 2, 2022, a criminal complaint was issued alleging that Matheau P. Martinez (age: 38) of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, distributed and possessed child pornography in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2252A(a)(2)(A) and 2252A(a)(5)(B).

Based on a previous conviction, Martinez is required to register as a sexual offender in the State of Wisconsin. As a result, he faces enhanced mandatory minimum penalties. If he is convicted for the distribution of child pornography charge, he faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years and up to 40 years of incarceration in federal prison. If he is convicted for the possession of child pornography charge, he faces a mandatory minimum of 10 years to and a maximum of 20 years of imprisonment.

According to court filings, Martinez utilized “peer-to-peer” software to distribute images and digital videos depicting child pornography. On June 2, 2022, a search warrant was executed at Martinez’s residence, and he was arrested without incident.

This case is being investigated by the Milwaukee Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office.

A criminal complaint 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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For Additional Information Contact:

Public Information Officer Kenneth.Gales@usdoj.gov

414-297-1700

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Updated June 3, 2022