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UPDATE: Outagamie County employee facing child pornography charges resigns

Posted at 5:48 PM, Feb 16, 2024
and last updated 2024-02-20 16:07:01-05

APPLETON (NBC 26) — An Outagamie County employee has resigned following his arrest in Sauk County over child pornography charges, according to Outagamie County Officials.

  • Sauk County says they arrested Adam Westbrook early Friday morning
  • He's being held on multiples counts of possession of child pornography and sexual exploitation of a child, according to Sauk County.
  • Outagamie County says they’re "shocked" by the charges and that the employee resigned on February 17.

UPDATE 2/20: The office of the Outagamie County Executive released a statement on February 20 naming the former county employee being held on child pornography charges as Adam Westbrook. In a statement, they said:
“Adam Westbrook resigned on Saturday, February 17 and is no longer associated with the county. We will continue to cooperate with authorities and do all we can to assist in the investigation.”

We'll continue to bring you updates as we learn more.

UPDATE 2/19: The supect is expected to appear in Sauk County court on Tuesday afternoon.

A high-level Outagamie County employee is now sitting in a Sauk County jail. I’m your Appleton neighborhood reporter, Olivia Acree, with what we know about the serious charges.

The Sauk County sheriff's office tells us the employee is being held on four counts of possession of child pornography and four counts of sexual exploitation of a child.

We're not naming the employee at this time because he hasn't been formally charged. According to the sheriff's office, he was taken into custody early Friday morning.

In a statement, Outagamie County said:

“We are shocked by the charges and have begun the process to terminate the individual.”

The statement went on to say the county will cooperate and assist with the investigation. The Sauk County Sheriff's Office says the Kenosha County Sheriff's Office is the primary investigating agency in the case.