MADISON, WIS. -- A federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison, returned the following indictments today. You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Appleton Man Charged with Producing Child Pornography & Attempted Online Enticement of a Minor

Wang Lo, 23, Appleton, Wisconsin, is charged with 1 count of using a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing a visual depiction of such conduct. The indictment alleges that he used a cell phone to produce a video of the minor on October 29, 2021.

The indictment also charges Lo with using a means of interstate commerce to attempt to persuade a minor to engage in sexual activity for which any person could be charged with a criminal offense under the laws of the State of Wisconsin, specifically second degree sexual assault of a child. The indictment alleges that on October 29, 2021, he used Snapchat messages to attempt to persuade a minor to engage in sexual activity.

If convicted, Lo faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years and a maximum of 30 years in federal prison on the charge of producing child pornography, and a mandatory minimum of 10 years and a maximum of 20 years on the charge of attempted online enticement. The charges against him are the result of an investigation by the Marathon and Outagamie County Sheriffs’ Offices. Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Altman is prosecuting the case.

Evansville Man Charged with Distributing & Possessing Child Pornography

Brandon M. Grazioso, 22, Evansville, Wisconsin, is charged with 3 counts of distributing child pornography and 1 count of possessing child pornography. The indictment alleges that he posted a file of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct onto Kik on November 23, December 3, and December 14, 2021. The indictment also alleges that on June 28, 2022, he possessed visual depictions of minors engaging in sexually explicit conduct and that at least one of the depictions involved a minor who had not attained 12 years of age.

If convicted, Grazioso faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 5 years and a maximum of 20 years in federal prison on each distribution charge, and a maximum of 20 years on the possession charge. The charges against him are the result of an investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation, Rock County Sheriff’s Office, and Evansville Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Altman is prosecuting the case.

Two Beloit Residents Charged with Drug Crimes Involving Cocaine, Crack Cocaine, Methamphetamine & Fentanyl

Depronce Burnett, 38, and Dominique Holsten, 34, both of Beloit, Wisconsin, who are husband and wife, are charged with conspiring to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute 50 grams or more of methamphetamine and 500 grams or more of cocaine. The indictment alleges that the conspiracy operated from October 1 to October 27, 2021. They are also charged with maintaining a place in Beloit for the purpose of distributing cocaine, crack cocaine, methamphetamine, and fentanyl.

Burnett and Holsten are also charged with 2 counts of distributing cocaine, 2 counts of distributing methamphetamine, 1 count of possessing crack cocaine with intent to distribute, 1 count of possessing 500 grams or more of cocaine with intent to distribute, 1 count of possessing 50 grams of more of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, and 1 count of possessing 40 grams or more of fentanyl with intent to distribute.

The indictment also charges Burnett with 3 counts of distributing crack cocaine and 1 count of distributing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine.
If convicted, Burnett and Holsten face a mandatory minimum penalty of 5 years and a maximum of 40 years in federal prison on the conspiracy charge and each of the charges alleging 500 grams or more of cocaine, 40 grams or more of fentanyl, and 50 grams or more of methamphetamine. The other distribution charges, possession with intent to distribute charges, and charge of maintaining a place for drug distribution each carry a maximum penalty of 20 years.

The charges against Burnett and Holsten are the result of an investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation, Drug Enforcement Administration, and the Janesville and Beloit Police Departments. Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert Anderson is prosecuting the case.

Chicago Man Charged with Possessing Methamphetamine for Distribution

Shakur Antwan Clayton, 28, Chicago, Illinois, is charged with possessing 50 grams or more of methamphetamine with intent to distribute. The indictment alleges that Clayton possessed the methamphetamine on May 16, 2022. Clayton was arrested in Monroe County, Wisconsin on that day.
If convicted, Clayton faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 5 years and a maximum of 40 years in federal prison. The charge against him is the result of an investigation by the Wisconsin State Patrol and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant U.S. Attorney Chadwick Elgersma is prosecuting the case.

Marathon County Man Charged with Possessing Methamphetamine for Distribution

Ryan P. Murray, 45, Weston, Wisconsin, is charged with possessing 50 grams or more of pure methamphetamine with intent to distribute. The indictment alleges that Clayton possessed the methamphetamine on January 10, 2022.

If convicted, Murray faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years and a maximum of life in federal prison. The charge against him is the result of an investigation by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant U.S. Attorney Steven Anderson is prosecuting the case.

Last Update: Aug 25, 2022 6:38 am CDT

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