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La Crosse Man Sentenced to 25 Years for Child Exploitation Crimes

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Western District of Wisconsin

MADISON, WIS. – Timothy M. O’Shea, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Harry L. Euler, 46, of La Crosse, Wisconsin was sentenced yesterday by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 25 years in federal prison, to be followed by 20 years of supervised release, for using minors to produce child pornography.  Euler pleaded guilty to this charge on June 2, 2022.

Euler caused numerous minors in the Philippines to be sexually assaulted.  An exact number cannot be determined because much of his conduct is unknown and victims are difficult to identify in the Philippines.  He communicated directly with at least two minors and paid them to engage in sexually explicit conduct with other minors.  He also paid adults to create sexually explicit images and videos of minors to send to him, including some of whom he paid for images of their own children.  He also sent images of the minors to other people.

In finding a 25-year sentence warranted, Judge Conley noted the defendant engaged in egregious behavior that was destructive toward children. 

The charge against Euler was the result of an investigation conducted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations, the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation, and the La Crosse Police Department.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Altman prosecuted this case. 

Updated September 16, 2022

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