WATERFORD — Hundreds of images of girls in sexually suggestive situations, some as young as 3, were reportedly found during a raid on a Waterford man’s home Monday, court documents reveal.
Gregory P. Frank, 67, of the 600 block of Heron Drive, was charged on Tuesday in Racine County Circuit Court with 16 felony counts of possession of child pornography. Each count carries a maximum sentence of a fine of up to $100,000 and/or 25 years in prison.
According to the criminal complaint:
On Feb. 21, an investigator with Racine County’s Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force executed a search warrant at Frank’s residence. Frank was reportedly out of town at the time of the search. DVDs, thumb drives, SD cards, laptop and desktop computers, cellphones, digital cameras, tablets and a VHS videotape were recovered.
The investigator reported that hundreds of images of child pornography were located on two laptop computers and a tablet. The children in the images ranged in age from 3 to 18, with some adult pornography also found.
The investigator estimated that more than 500 images were located among the three devices. The complaint stated that the pictures were mixed in among family images.
During his initial appearance in court on Tuesday, Frank’s cash bond was set at $25,000. He remained in custody at the Racine County Jail as of Tuesday afternoon, online records show.
Frank’s next court appearance is a preliminary hearing scheduled for March 22 at the county Law Enforcement Center, 717 Wisconsin Ave.