Teen admits downloading child porn: Racine County officials

The Racine County Sheriff's Office announced multiple charges of possession of child pornography are being recommended against a Town of Burlington teen following the execution of a search warrant on Thursday, Aug. 19.

Officials say members of the Racine County Criminal Investigations Bureau and the Racine County Internet Crimes Against Children Unit served a search warrant on Thursday for the possession of child pornography.  A teenager was detained and admitted to downloading and sharing child pornography with others, officials said. 

A news release says a forensic examination of numerous electronic devices discovered during the search warrant produced thousands of images and videos of child pornography.  

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Racine County Human Services was contacted, and the teenager was subsequently released to the teen's family. 

Officials remind parents and caretakers to set standards regarding internet activity – by teaching and speaking to children about internet safety. For additional information, tips, and resources, you are encouraged to visit NetSmartz at missingkids.org/netsmartz/home

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