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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, October 11, 2018

Grand Jury Returns Indictments Charging Child Pornography & Fraud Crimes

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.

La Crosse Man Charged with Possessing Child Pornography

Kyle B. Olson, 33, La Crosse, Wisconsin, is charged with possessing visual depictions that involved the use of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct.  The indictment alleges that on July 18, 2018, Olson possessed a cell phone containing depictions of child pornography, and that one of the depictions involved a minor less than 12 years of age.

If convicted, Olson faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison.  The charge against him is the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the La Crosse area Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, the La Crosse County Sheriff's Office,  and the West Salem, Onalaska, Holmen, Town of Campbell, and La Crosse Police Departments.  The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Altman.  

Wausau Man Charged with Receiving Child Pornography

Peter Jewell-Reigel, 20, Wausau, Wisconsin, is charged with three counts of receiving visual depictions involving the use of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct.  The indictment alleges that he received the visual depictions via text messages in August 2018. 

If convicted, Jewell-Reigel faces a mandatory minimum penalty of five years and a maximum penalty of 20 years on each count.  The charges against him are the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation Child Exploitation Task Force and the Kronenwetter Police Department.  In addition to the FBI, the task force is comprised of investigators from the Milwaukee and West Allis Police Departments, and the Sheboygan, Waukesha, and Milwaukee County Sheriffs’ Offices.  The prosecution of this case is being handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Altman.  

Two Madison Residents Charged with Stealing Federal Food Benefit Funds & Identity Theft

Daniel Raudonis, 32, and Lindsey Raudonis, 36, both of Madison, Wisconsin, are charged in a 16-count indictment with stealing federal funds and aggravated identity theft.  The indictment alleges that Daniel Raudonis stole U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) food benefit funds on five occasions from September to November 2014.  The indictment alleges that Lindsey Raudonis received the stolen USDA funds. 

The indictment further alleges that Daniel Raudonis used a means of identification of another person three times during the alleged theft of USDA funds.  Specifically, the indictment alleges that he activated USDA food share benefit cards by using the intended recipient’s date of birth and Social Security number.  Finally, the indictment alleges that Lindsey Raudonis used the name of real individuals during the alleged receipt of stolen USDA funds on three occasions, by using USDA food share benefit cards which were intended for another individual and displayed that individual’s name.

Daniel Raudonis and Lindsey Raudonis are husband and wife.

If convicted, Daniel Raudonis and Lindsey Raudonis face a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison on each count charging theft of USDA funds, and a mandatory two years in federal prison on each count of aggravated identity theft.  The charges against the defendants are the result of an investigation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Inspector General and the Dane County Department of Human Services. 

Topic(s): 
Financial Fraud
Project Safe Childhood
Updated October 12, 2018