MILWAUKEE - Brett Blomme, the Milwaukee County children's court judge charged with child pornography possession, has been federally indicted for distributing child porn.
A grand jury indicted the 40-year-old on two counts Wednesday, May 12.
He was last in state court in April facing seven counts of child pornography possession. He pleaded not guilty.
Prosecutors say in October and November, months after he started as a children's court judge in August 2020, Blomme uploaded child pornography to the Kik messenger app, and investigators linked his social media account to the IP address connected to the images.
Each of the two new counts of distributing a visual depiction of a minor engaging in a sexually explicit activity carry a minimum of five years in federal prison and a maximum of 20 years.
In the meantime, the Supreme Court of Wisconsin ordered him to not work as a judge or collect his salary.