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Man charged with possession of child porn

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MENOMONIE — A Ridgeland man was charged with two counts of possession of child pornography and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Curtis N. Ames, 37, Ridgeland, was charged through Dunn County Court on May 9. He is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on May 18.

According to the criminal complaint, an investigator with Dunn County sheriff office received a cyber-tip that Ames had downloaded “batches and batches” of child pornography, five years ago.

An investigator questioned Ames at his house and searched his computer. There he observed several pornogrphic photographs and videos. Ames gave the investigator permission to search his computer.

Ames suggested that someone from Russia hacked his computer and placed the videos and images there.

The investigator searched Ames’ residence for additional electronic devices and found a clear glass water bong and other drug paraphernalia.


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