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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Grand Jury Returns Indictments

MADISON, WIS. - A federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison, returned the following indictments today.  You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Lafayette County Man Charged with Child Pornography Crimes

Josiah Creasey, 34, Darlington, Wisconsin, is charged with 3 counts of attempting to produce child pornography, 1 count of producing child, and 1 count of possessing child pornography.  The indictment alleges that Creasey attempted to use a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct on three occasions between September 2017 and December 2019, and that Creasey used a minor to produce such a visual depiction in January 2019.

The indictment also charges Creasey with possessing child pornography on March 24, 2021, and that at least one of the depictions involved a minor who had not attained 12 years of age.

If convicted, Creasey faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years and a maximum of 30 years in federal prison on each of the attempted production charges and on the production charge, and a maximum of 20 years on the possession charge.  The charges against him are the result of an investigation by the Lafayette and Grant County Sheriffs’ Offices, Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation, Platteville Police Department, and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Julie Pfluger is handling the prosecution.

La Crosse Man Charged with Possessing Child Pornography

Jeremy Hogenkamp, 45, La Crosse, Wisconsin, is charged with possessing child pornography.  The indictment alleges that on October 6, 2021, he possessed a laptop computer that contained visual depictions of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct, and that at least one of the depictions involved a minor who had not attained 12 years of age.

If convicted, Hogenkamp faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison.  The charge against him is the result of an investigation by the La Crosse, Onalaska, Holmen, and Town of Campbell Police Departments and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Altman is handling the prosecution.

Madison Man Charged with Gun Crime

James McGowan, Jr., is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm.  The indictment alleges that he possessed a loaded 9mm handgun on September 20, 2021.

If convicted, McGowan faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison.  The charge against him is the result of an investigation by the Madison Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Corey Stephan is handling the prosecution.

Milwaukee Man Charged with Gun Crime

Montanez Miller, 25, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is charged with being a felon in possession of firearms.  The indictment alleges that he possessed a loaded 9mm handgun and a loaded .40 caliber handgun on May 16, 2021.

If convicted, Miller faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison.  The charge against him is the result of an investigation by the La Crosse Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Corey Stephan is handling the prosecution.

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Project Safe Childhood
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Updated October 13, 2021