Racine man charged with 10 counts of possession of Child Pornography

daniel wortman Daniel K Wortman, 59 of Racine has been charged with 10 counts of felony Possession of Child Pornography. He was given a $50,000 cash bond after making his initial appearance in Racine Circuit Courts Thursday afternoon.

According to the criminal complaint, on September 14, 2015 Investigators with the Racine Police Department were assigned to investigate a cyber-tip from the Wisconsin Department Criminal Justice Investigations Unit in which a report from the National Center of Missing and Exploited Children that a resident in the 1400 block of Cleveland Ave in Racine had sent three images of suggested child pornography to a sight in the United Kingdom. A subpeona was obtained for the IP address and records registered to the account.

A search warrant was executed at the defendants address in the 1400 block of Cleveland Ave on November 15, 2015 and a number of flash drives, lap tops, and other electronic devices were recovered along with documents and writings from the defendant concerning spanking children. Investigators going through the flash drives located hundreds of videos which included pornography of children. 10 of the videos are included in the criminal complaint showing graphic child pornography to children as young as 4 years-old