MILWAUKEE COUNTY (WITI) -- Charged in two separate cases -- one involving possession of child pornography and another involving possession of drugs, he's also the man believed to be the last person to have seen 27-year-old Kelly Dwyer, who disappeared last October. Zocco is gearing up for his jury trial, set to begin in about two weeks.
Zocco does not face any charges in connection with the disappearance of Kelly Dwyer.
In the initial case filed against him, Zocco faces the following charges:
- maintaining a drug trafficking place - a felony
- possession with intent to deliver THC, less than 200 grams - a felony
- possession of narcotic drugs - a felony
- possession of cocaine - a misdemeanor
- possession of drug paraphernalia - a misdemeanor
In a separate case, Zocco faces 17 counts of possession of child pornography.
It has been a little more than a year since Kelly Dwyer went missing. Her whereabouts remain unknown.
Zocco has been questioned as to Dwyer's disappearance, and the charges he faces are related to what police discovered in their search for Dwyer.
As Zocco gears up for trial, Kelly Dwyer's father says this is a time to remember Kelly. Tony Dwyer says he wants people to think of the young woman whose whereabouts remain unknown.
Meanwhile, it seems clear that Kris Zocco intends to fight the charges that have been filed against him. Investigators say they found numerous images of child pornography on Zocco's computer and drugs and drug paraphernalia in his East Side apartment when they were investigating Dwyer's disappearance.
On Monday, October 27th, during a court hearing, Zocco's attorney asked that witnesses in his upcoming trial be sequestered -- unable to hear what other witnesses are saying. Also -- that they intend to ask a lot of questions about Zocco's computer storage. For example, did Zocco know the alleged child pornography was on a small section of Zocco's computer storage?
The parties left the courtroom on Monday with no comment for the media, but Dwyer's family undoubedly still has many questions they fear may go unanswered.
Kris Zocco's jury trial begins on Tuesday, November 11th.
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