Although some people may think they are unknown to the world as they sit in front of a computer locked away in their very own home, they are often not as anonymous as they may think. Here are three Internet crimes that if committed, could get you into some serious trouble.
A 33-year-old man from Almond who was facing methamphetamine charges has been sentenced by a U.S. District judge to a 10.5- year prison sentence. The charges against the man stemmed from a traffic stop in which police allegedly found the drug methamphetamine in the man's car.
The term "white collar crime" was reportedly first used in 1939 to apply to intricate crimes that are committed solely for the purpose of financial gain. These types of crimes are generally federal offenses and are prosecuted through the federal court system.
A 41-year-old former Racine Correctional Institution employee from Kenosha has pleaded guilty to second-degree sexual assault by correction staff. Although she was also facing a second charge of delivering illegal items to an inmate, this charge was later dismissed.
A 39-year-old Wisconsin man from Village of Union Grove is behind bars at the Racine County Jail after leading police on an alleged high speed chase that ended with his arrest. Charges against the man include possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, bail jumping, operating after revocation, resisting and obstructing and fleeing and eluding.
A 35-year-old man who pleaded guilty to an amended charge of second degree sexual assault of a child after initially being charged last year for three counts of child enticement and repeated sexual assault of a child, was sentenced in July to 15 years in prison to be followed by 10 years of extended supervision. The charges stemmed from an incident that allegedly occurred on March 25, 2013.
A 48-year-old Portage County, Wisconsin, man remains behind bars at the Clark County Jail on a $20,000 cash bond after his arrest on May 20. The man has been charged with use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime and child enticement.
A 37-year-old Rock County man has been charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver and maintaining a drug trafficking house after his arrest on July 1. In addition, the man is also facing charges for allegedly instigating fights between animals.