BARRON COUNTY -- The Court has sentenced a Turtle Lake, WI man on his conviction of possession of child pornography.

DrydenWire.com previously reported in February 2019 that Adam Rhodes, of Turtle Lake, WI was facing charges for possession of child pornography following an investigation by the Barron County Sheriff’s Department and the Turtle Lake Police Department.

Rhodes first told investigators that he had been looking at child pornography for about a year, and then later stated that he was surprised “it took this long” because he had been looking at child pornography for about ten years; going on to state he “most definitely” knew that the people in the pornography images were under the age of 18 according to the criminal complaint filed against him. The complaint also stated that pornographic images located on Rhodes’ Kindle contained children ranging from age 3 to age 13 and engaged in sexual activities too graphic to describe.

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A criminal complaint was filed against Rhodes, charging him with 10 counts of Possession of Child Pornography against Adam Rhodes, age 41, of Turtle Lake, WI. Rhodes pleaded guilty to 1 count at a hearing in January 2020, with the remaining charges being dismissed but read in for consideration at sentencing.

On July 29, 2020, the Court ordered a 10-year sentence for Rhodes; 3 years of initial confinement in State Prison, followed by 7 years of extended supervision.

Rhodes will be required to register as a sex offender for 15 years beyond the end of his sentence, and conditions of his extended supervision will prohibit him from having any unsupervised contact with minors under the age of 16. He will be prohibited from accessing the internet except as authorized by an agent of the Department of Corrections, and he will be prohibited from accessing any type of pornography.

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In addition, Rhodes must complete any and all evaluations, counseling, treatment, and follow-up recommended by Probation Agent, including but not limited to sex offender evaluation and Alcohol and Other Drug Assessment; and he will be required to maintain absolute sobriety.

Following the hearing Rhodes was taken into custody to begin serving his sentence; with 4 days credit for time already served.


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