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Western District of Wisconsin

Friday, November 21, 2014

Monroe Man Indicted On Child Pornography Charges

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced the unsealing of an indictment charging Thomas Zwicker, 67, Monroe, Wis., with three counts involving child pornography. 

The indictment was returned on November 19 by a grand jury sitting in Madison, and was unsealed following the arrest of Zwicker in Grant County by the Grant County Sheriff’s Department this morning.  The defendant will make an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Madison on Monday, November 24. 

The indictment alleges that on July 6, 2011 and July 27, 2012, Zwicker received computer images of a minor engaging in sexually explicit conduct.  The indictment also charges that on June 10, 2014, he possessed a computer containing images of child pornography. 

If convicted, Zwicker faces a mandatory minimum penalty of five years and a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison.  The charges against him are the result of an investigation by the Monroe Police Department and the New York State Police.  The prosecution of this case will be handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Julie Pfluger.

You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

Updated July 14, 2015