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

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Monona Man Sentenced for Possessing Child Pornography

MADISON, WIS. - John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Coleman Chung, 28, Monona, Wis., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William Conley to five years probation for possession of child pornography.  Additionally, Chung was ordered to pay $3,500 in restitution to the victims of his crime.  Chung pleaded guilty to this charge on May 27, 2016.

This case was initiated pursuant to a nationwide investigation known as Operation Pacifier which targeted users of a TOR network child pornography website whose primary purpose was to advertise and distribute child pornography. Following the February 2015 arrest of the primary site administrator, law enforcement was able to identify more than 1,000 U.S.-based user IP addresses.

One of those IP addresses lead to Chung’s residence.  Law enforcement executed a federal search warrant at his residence on June 24, 2015, at which time they seized Chung’s computers and other items.  A forensic examination of Chung’s computer seized during the search revealed over 1,000 images of child pornography.                                                                                 

The charge against Chung was the result of an investigation conducted by the FBI.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Julie Pfluger. 

Project Safe Childhood
Updated September 1, 2016