West Bend man facing child porn charges

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WEST BEND (WITI) — Sean Benson of West Bend is facing 11 counts of possession of child pornography.

According to the criminal complaint, on Friday, January 24th special agents with the Department of Justice – Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), with assistance from officers with the West Bend Police Department, executed a search warrant at the defendant’s residence, located at 619 Imperial Court in the City of West Bend.

An on-scene forensic preview by a DCI analyst of a cellular telephone belonging to Benson uncovered ten images and one video consistent with child pornography, according to the complaint.

After having been advised by investigators of the purpose of the search warrant, Benson stated to investigators, “It’s me. It’s all on my phone. I did it,” according to the complaint.  In an interview with agents, Benson admitted to viewing and downloading child pornography, according to the criminal complaint.

A hearing in this matter is scheduled for February 24, 2014, at 1:30 pm in Washington County.