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Racine Man Arrested in Child Pornography Case

FBI Milwaukee December 17, 2010
  • Public Affairs Specialist Leonard C. Peace (414) 489-3565

On December 17, 2010, Nancy McNamara, Special Agent-in-Charge of the Milwaukee office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), announced the arrest of Matthew Spanske (age 29), a resident of Racine, Wisconsin. Spanske is charged with persuading a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing visual depictions of such conduct, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2251 (a), and possessing visual depictions containing minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct, that had been transported using any means or facility of interstate or foreign commerce, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 2252A (a)(5)(B).

According to the criminal complaint, an undercover investigation in June of 2010 developed evidence that alleges Matthew Spanske of Racine, WI, collected, distributed, and manufactured child pornography and engaged in sexual contact with an underage person. 

The charges are the result of an investigation by the Milwaukee FBI Division’s Kenosha Resident Agency, with assistance from the Caledonia Police Department and the United States Attorney’s Office, Eastern District of Wisconsin.

The public is reminded that an arrest warrant is merely a method by which to charge an individual with criminal conduct. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.