Minocqua man sentenced to 10 years in prison for possessing child pornography
For the Tomahawk Leader
MADISON – A Minocqua man on Thursday, Sept. 10 was sentenced by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 10 years in federal prison for possessing child pornography, according to a release from the office of Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin.
According to the release, law enforcement officers on Oct. 27, 2019 executed a search warrant at the Minocqua residence of Matthew Kummer and seized laptops, hard drives, and miscellaneous storage devices. After analyzing some of the devices, law enforcement found more than 17,000 images of child pornography.
“Additionally, law enforcement found videos Kummer had surreptitiously taken of young children in swimsuits at parks, beaches, and amusement parks,” the release stated. “The 10-year sentence was based on the defendant’s prior child pornography conviction, the huge number of images he possessed, and the fact that he was secretly filming young children.”
Kummer’s prison sentence will be followed by 15 years of supervised release.
The charge against Kummer was the result of an investigation conducted by the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation, and Rhinelander, Minocqua, and Woodruff Police Departments. The prosecution of the case has been handled by Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Altman.