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WASHBURN COUNTY -- Criminal charges have been filed against Scott Van Camp, of Spooner, WI, for Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Materials.

The Washburn County Sheriff’s Office received a referral in May 2022 from the Internet Crimes Against Children data system regarding a CyberTip that had been reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, also known as NCMEC. The CyberTip showed that a user had uploaded a file that possibly depicted child sexual abuse material.

According to a criminal complaint filed in Washburn County Circuit Court, the investigation into the CyberTip revealed that the user’s IP address was located in Spooner, WI at the residence of Scott Van Camp. The uploaded file was a video that allegedly depicted sexually explicit images of a prepubescent female child.

Washburn County Sheriff’s Investigators obtained search warrants for Van Camp’s residence and on June 15, 2022, Investigators went to Van Camp’s residence and interviewed him.

Initially Van Camp denied possessing, uploading, or sharing any files containing sexually explicit images of children, however, the criminal complaint states that Investigators located the video from the CyberTip stored on Van Camp’s phone. The phone was taken into evidence, and Van Camp was taken into custody.

Online circuit court records show that at a hearing on June 16, 2022, the Hon. Angeline Winton placed Van Camp on a $2,500 cash bond which was posted that same day. Conditions of bond prohibit Van Camp from possessing any electronic devices that access the internet, or having any unsupervised contact with any minor children.

Van Camp is charged with one count of Class D Felony Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Materials (Child Pornography) and he is scheduled to appear again in August 2022 regarding his criminal charges.

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.

Last Update: Jul 19, 2022 12:24 pm CDT

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