Federal Grand Jury Returns Indictment

MADISON, WI—A federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison, returned the following indictment today. You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Rock Springs Man Charged with Distributing and Possessing Child Pornography

Anthony J. Bonham, 43, Rock Springs, Wis., is charged with distribution of child pornography and possession of child pornography. The indictment alleges that on August 5, 2011, Bonham distributed computer image and video files which depicted minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. The indictment further alleges that on November 16, 2011, he possessed four computer hard drives and a CD-R which contained child pornography.

If convicted, Bonham faces a mandatory minimum penalty of five years and a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison on the distribution count, and a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison on the possession count. The charges against him are the result of an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The prosecution of this case has been assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy M. O’Shea.

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