Police seek victims after drugs, girls’ clothing, child porn found at 57-year-old man’s home

Patrick Dunn

WAUKESHA --  He's accused of preying on young girls and now police are asking other victims to come forward. Police say 57-year-old Patrick Dunn preyed on little girls -- grooming them, engaging in sexual activities and producing child pornography.

According to police, on Wednesday, a search warrant was executed at a home on John Street near N. Washington Avenue amid an investigation into Dunn allegedly drugging and photographing young girls.

"It makes me sick to know that could've been my daughter," said a victim's mother.

A mother is disturbed by Dunn's alleged actions.

"These girls are 11 and 12. He needs to be stopped," said the mother.

Police say just feet from her home -- up until recently -- Patrick Dunn lived a life only his victims knew. Investigators say Dunn gave marijuana and pills to children, took inappropriate photographs and engaged in sexual activity with young girls.

"He was grooming our girls for when they got a little bit older," said the mother.

The neighbor says her daughter and a friend would often hang around Dunn, until he was arrested.

"The girls loved him until we found out he was giving them marijuana," said the mother.

Police say an older victim came forward. Investigators say he was grooming an 11 and 12-year-old -- and believe other victims are out there.

"If you are aware of Patrick Dunn and any of his behaviors, albeit even if they aren't illegal, give us that information.  We need to talk to you," said Captain Dan Baumann, Waukesha Police Department.

Officials are asking anyone with information to reach out to police.

"We truly believe he has victimized many other pre-pubescent teens out there," said Baumann.

The mother feels only some relief. She's thankful her daughter was not hurt but saddened others were.

"I just want to spit on him at this point," said the mother.

Police say Dunn often told his victims he was a professional photographer.

A search of his home revealed drugs, girls' clothing and firearms. A preview of his computer revealed more than 2,000 files that are suspected child pornography.

If you believe your child has been associated with or photographed by Dunn, you're asked to call police.

Dunn is being held at the Waukesha County Jail.