Friday, May 4, 2012

Feds Charged Milwaukee County Sheriff's Deputy Supervisor With Producing Child Porno And Molesting Girls

Philip H. Wentzel

FBI arrested a Milwaukee County Sheriff's deputy sergeant for producing child porno over the last two years.

By H. Nelson Goodson
May 4, 2012

Milwaukee - On Wednesday, special agents from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) arrested Milwaukee County Sheriff Deputy Sergeant Philip "Phil" H. Wentzel, 41, of West Allis on federal charges for producing child pornography, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Milwaukee confirmed. Wentzel was taken into custody where he worked and appeared in federal court on Thursday. A federal judge found that there was enough probable cause, evidence and ordered Wentzel held and bound him for trial. His next preliminary hearing is scheduled for next Wednesday.
Sergeant Wentzel has been suspended with pay pending the outcome of the case and remains at the Waukesha County Jail, according to court records.
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke confirmed that Wentzel was arrested at the sheriff's department.
Wentzel confessed that he had uncontrolled urges to molest young girls by drugging them, then took pictures and videos of them performing sex. Most of the sexual assaults of young girls occurred in two locations that were pinned down by the feds through computer ID account locations. He began sharing the child porno with other men in April 2011, according to the criminal complaint.
Wentzel was connected to producing child porno when feds raided a home in Denver in July 2011. Several of Wentzel's computer ID accounts were discovered to be sharing videos and images with the Denver location and its user.
Wentzel had been producing child porno, since two years ago. But the federal criminal complaint doesn't state how many teenage girls Wentzel molested.
He filed for a divorce from his wife last year and began to date a female Milwaukee County Sheriff's deputy. Wentzel's girlfriend has not been to work at the sheriff's department for the last three weeks, according to sheriff department sources.
If convicted, Wentzel is facing from 15 to 30 years in prison.

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1 comment:

Patti M. said...

15 to 30 years doesn't seem long enough. I hope it isn't pleaded down to any less.