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

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Superior Resident Sentenced To Eight Years For Possessing Child Pornography

Madison, Wis. - John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Samuel L. Dewitt, 40, of Superior, Wis., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to eight years in federal prison for possession of child pornography. This prison term is to be followed by 25 years of supervised release. Dewitt pleaded guilty to this charge on November 29, 2012.
Dewitt was convicted of possessing child pornography in 2003 and he was a registered sex offender at the time of this current offense. Judge Conley noted that his repetitive conduct indicated he was a danger to the community.

United States Attorney Vaudreuil said that this case was a great example of state, local, and federal agencies coming together to protect children in the United States.

The charges against Dewitt were the result of an investigation conducted by the Lake Superior Forensic Technology and Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force and the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Altman.

Updated July 14, 2015