POLK COUNTY -- (DrydenWire.com) -- The Court has sentenced a man in Polk County on a conviction for Possession of Child Pornography.

In December 2019, Matthew Bader was arrested for possession of child pornography after the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) executed a search warrant at Bader’s Polk County residence. The search warrant was the result of DCI’s investigation into a cyber tip that indicated Bader was connected to the possible transfer of child pornography.

Investigator seized several electronic devices and a sex toy modeled after an infant from Bader’s residence. A cell phone located in Bader’s pocket was found to contain multiple child pornography files including photos and videos of prepubescent children engaged in sexually explicit activities.

A criminal complaint was filed in Polk County Circuit Court, charging Bader with 10 counts of Class D Felony Possession of Child Pornography. Online circuit court records show that in October 2021, the Court accepted Bader’s plea of Guilty to one count of Class D Felony Possession of Child Pornography. The remaining counts were dismissed but read in.

Bader appeared most recently on January 3, 2022, for a sentencing hearing. The Court ordered a 7-year sentence for Bader; 3 years of initial confinement in state prison, followed by 4 years of extended supervision. Bader will be required to register as a sex offender for 15 years.

Bader will also be required to undergo a Psycho-sexual assessment & comply with recommendations. He is prohibited from having any contact with children unless approved by a Department of Corrections Agent. Bader will be prohibited from use of the internet without written authorization from his Agent. He will be required to successfully complete any recommended programming, evaluations, or assessments.

Online circuit court records show that a second court case was filed in Polk County Circuit Court against Bader in December 2021, charging him with Class H Felony Bail Jump and Misdemeanor Lewd and Lascivious Behavior. At the hearing on January 3, 2022, the State requested that case also be dismissed but read in and that was granted by the Court.


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