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Charge of sex crimes a reality for Wisconsin school administrator

Any type of criminal charge has an effect on one's personal and professional life. For example, being charged with a sex crime could result in a lengthy prison sentence and registration on a sex offender registry. Not only that, but accusations of a sex crime can damage one's reputation and make it difficult to find employment in the future.

Charges of a sex crime can also result in termination from a job. Earlier this year, a Wisconsin school administrator was arrested after trying to set up a meeting with who he thought was a young boy over the Internet; the young boy was actually an undercover police officer. The administrator was fired from his position soon after. Just recently he pled guilty to the charge of using a computer to facilitate a sex crime.

The man was arrested after responding to a Craigslist ad. Thinking he was communicating with a young boy, he tried to set up a meeting with the intent to have sex. The young boy was actually a police officer posing as a 15-year-old boy. With regards to that charge, the former administrator admits that he intended to have sex with the boy.

The man is also facing five additional counts of possession of underage pornography. He allegedly possessed a flash drive that contained pornographic images. He has pleaded not guilty to these charges.

The former administrator was previously fired from another school district in Wisconsin after he was caught viewing pornography at work. He retained his license and his release was not publicized.

Depending on which charges ultimately result in convictions, the former administrator could face a variety of penalties, including jail time or community service. But these charges could significantly damage his reputation as an administrator; it could be nearly impossible for him to work in education in the future.

Source: Sheboygan Press online, "Former New Holstein school administrator pleads guilty to sex charge," 27 May 2011

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