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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 9, 2021

Waukesha County Neurologist Pleads Guilty to Possession of Child Pornography

Richard G. Frohling, Acting United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on December 8, 2021, Sean A. Jochims (age: 51) of Pewaukee, Wisconsin, was convicted of one count of possession of child pornography.  The formal conviction followed the filing of a written plea agreement on November 5, 2021. 

According to the plea agreement, an FBI special agent, acting in an undercover capacity, accessed multiple public Kik messenger groups that appeared to have been created for individuals interested in child pornography.  On May 28, 2020, the agent detected that Jochims shared a video of child pornography with members of the group.  Based in part on this information, agents obtained a search warrant for Jochims’ residence, where they recovered electronic storage devices.  Subsequent forensic analysis of those devices revealed that Jochims accessed, and attempted to access, numerous files that contained child pornography.  According to court records, at the time of his offense Jochims practiced as a neurologist in Waukesha County, Wisconsin.

Jochims will be sentenced on February 3, 2022, before United States District Judge J.P. Stadtmueller.  Pursuant to the terms of the plea agreement, Jochims will receive a 48-month prison sentence.

This case was investigated by the Milwaukee Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Megan J. Paulson and Abbey M. Marzick.

This case was also 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.

The Victim Services division of the U.S. Attorney’s Office may be reached at (800) 680-8949 for further information and support.

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Updated December 9, 2021