BARRON COUNTY — The Barron County Sheriff's Department apprehended 72-year-old John Ladwig of Cameron on Wednesday, January 24, 2024. Ladwig is currently behind bars at the Barron County Jail, facing a serious legal battle with 10 counts of Possession of Child Pornography.
This arrest marks the culmination of a meticulous 6-month investigation conducted in conjunction with the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigations. The joint efforts of these law enforcement agencies underscore the commitment to addressing and combatting crimes of this nature.
Formal charges against Ladwig are anticipated to be filed later this week by the Barron County District Attorney's Office.
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