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“We trusted him:” Waukesha man accused of preying on young girls now faces 10 child porn charges

Patrick Dunn

WAUKESHA -- A mother is disgusted after her neighbor is charged with possession of child pornography. She says 57-year-old Patrick Dunn preyed on her little girl.

The criminal charges against Dunn include the following:

  • Possession of child pornography (ten counts)
  • Contributing to the delinquency of a child

As Dunn walked into a Waukesha County courtroom on Friday, August 18th Jackie Tyler stared in disgust.

"I was shaking. Me and him made direct eye contact. If I could've, I would've just let loose on him," said Jackie Tyler, victim's mother.

Patrick Dunn

Dunn is accused of preying on young girls. Investigators say he groomed young girls, posing as a professional photographer. Police say he gave pre-teens marijuana and pills, and engaged in sexual activity with the minors. 

"We trusted him. He was our friend," said Tyler.

Jackie Tyler

Tyler says Dunn hung around the neighbor girls and was seen by some as a grandfather figure.

"I feel guilty that I didn't protect my kid. That I didn't know," said Tyler.

Tyler believes her child was being groomed as a victim.

"Don't put your trust in anybody. I learned a really hard lesson," said Tyler.

A man once seen by Tyler as a trusted neighbor is now viewed as a monster.

Patrick Dunn

"I hope he gets the max in prison on every count," said Tyler. "He will die in prison and that is my hope."

If convicted, Dunn could spend a lifetime behind bars. Police believe Dunn victimized others, they are asking for those people to come forward.