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Former law enforcement officer charged again with having child pornography

Posted at 4:10 PM, Sep 08, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-08 19:00:06-04

BROWN COUNTY (NBC 26) — A former career law enforcement officer who once unsuccessfully ran for Outagamie County Sheriff has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Milwaukee for possessing child pornography.

Alexander Bebris was arrested just four days before he was to begin a prison sentence for a different charge related to child pornography. According to the U.S. Attorney of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Bebris was sentenced on November 13, 2020, to 60 months in prison following a conviction for distribution of child pornography.

He was allowed to remain free pending the outcome of his appeal. On July 15, 2021, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals denied Bebris’ appeal and he was ordered to report to federal prison on August 24, 2021. On August 20, authorities said Calumet and Brown County law enforcement executed a search warrant at Bebris’ residence, found Bebris in possession of child pornography, and arrested him.

The indictment alleges that Bebris possessed child pornography as a repeat offender and that he did so in violation of the terms of his release.

If convicted on this new charge, the U.S. Attorney says Bebris faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and up to 30 years of imprisonment. Additionally, any sentence must be served consecutive to the 60-month sentence already imposed by the court.