WASHBURN COUNTY -- Criminal charges for possession of child pornography have been filed in Washburn County Circuit Court against Spooner, WI man Travis Robbins following an investigation by the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office and Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation.

In January 2021 the Washburn County Department of Health and Human Services advised the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office that information had been received indicating that Travis Robbins allegedly was in possession of videos containing pornographic images of children being sexually assaulted by adults.

Investigators received video data from a witness who is not identified by name in the complaint. The data confirmed the existence of the videos that were alleged to be in Robbin’s possession. The content of the videos as described in the criminal complaint is too graphic to include in this post.

Investigators contacted Robbins, who came to the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office for an interview on February 11, 2021. During the interview, Robbins denied any knowledge of possessing any type of child pornography. Robbins gave investigators a cell phone that he had with him. During an initial check of the content on the phone, Investigators found evidence of child pornography on the device, according to the criminal complaint.

Following the interview, Investigators went to Robbins’ residence with him. Robbins opened the residence, and a search warrant was executed. Items seized during the search warrant included multiple cell phones, 2 computers, and a flash drive. Those items were sent to the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation Forensic Unit for examination. Results of that examination were not included in the criminal complaint at the time of this post.

Robbins was taken into custody following the search warrant. At a hearing on February 12, 2021, the Court placed Robbins on a $2,500 cash bond with conditions prohibiting him from having any contact with children under the age of 18 and also prohibiting him from having any access to the internet.

The criminal complaint filed in March of 2021 against Robbins charges him with 2 counts of possession of motion pictures containing images of children engaged in sexually explicit conduct. Robbins is scheduled to appear again in April 2021.

Pursuant to the direction of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3.6, Trial Publicly, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


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