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Western District of Wisconsin

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Wisconsin Rapids Man Sentenced to 135 Months for Possessing Child Pornography

Madison, Wis. - John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Joseph Glinski, 37, Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge James Peterson to 135 months in federal prison for possessing child pornography.  Glinski pleaded guilty to this charge on October 23, 2015.  His term of imprisonment will be followed by ten years of supervised release and is to run concurrently to a nine-year sentence the defendant is currently serving for sexual assault of a child. 

On June 23, 2015, a search warrant was executed at Glinski’s home.  As part of the warrant, a cell phone was seized from the defendant.  The phone was analyzed and contained numerous pictures and videos of child pornography. 

When interviewed following the execution of the warrant, Glinski admitted to looking at child pornography for 20 years.  He has three convictions for exposing his genitals to minors and admitted to doing that on other occasions and not getting caught.  Additionally, he has a conviction for first degree sexual assault of a child. 

The charge against Glinski was the result of an investigation conducted by the Wood County Sheriff’s Department, Adams County Sheriff’s Office, Marshfield Police Department, and Federal Bureau of Investigation.  The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Altman.

Project Safe Childhood
Updated February 4, 2016