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Rusk County Man Sentenced to 10 Years for Distributing Child Pornography

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

MADISON, WIS. - Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Gregory Huftel, 32, Bruce, Wisconsin, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 10 years in prison for distributing child pornography.  This term of imprisonment is to be followed by a 15-year term of supervised release.  Huftel pleaded guilty to this charge on June 11, 2019.

In December 2018, Huftel posted child pornography images into a Kik chat room.  During the same time period, he sent an undercover officer the same images.    

In sentencing Huftel, Judge Conley noted that he was “boastful” about sexually assaulting a young child and that, combined with his denial of a sexual interest in children, made him a significant danger to children. 

The charge against Huftel 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, Rusk County Sheriff’s Office, and the Washington, D.C. office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Altman.

Updated June 22, 2020

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