Skip to main content
You have permission to edit this article.
Edit
Racine man had multiple videos of child pornography, some containing children as young as 3

Racine man had multiple videos of child pornography, some containing children as young as 3

{{featured_button_text}}

RACINE — A Racine man allegedly possessed multiple child pornography videos, including images of children as young as 3.

Police Officers Involved in George Floyd’s Death Indicted by Federal Grand Jury. Derek Chauvin was convicted of murdering Floyd last month. The current indictment alleges that Chauvin also violated Floyd's constitutional rights... . by depriving him of the right to be free from , "unreasonable seizure, which includes the right to be free from the use of unreasonable force by a police officer.". Former officers Tou Thao and J. Alexander Kueng are being charged for failing to stop the unreasonable force. All of the former officers, including Thomas Lane, are being charged for failing to provide Floyd with medical attention. The defendants saw George Floyd lying on the ground in clear need of medical care, and willfully failed to aid Floyd, thereby acting with deliberate indifference to a substantial risk of harm to Floyd, Via indictment. These new charges are separate from the civil investigation announced by Attorney General Merrick Garland last month. Floyd's family's attorneys said his family is "encouraged by these charges and eager to see continued justice in this historic case that will impact Black citizens and all Americans for generations to come."

Thomas Collier

Collier

Thomas James Collier, 37, of the 1900 block of Taylor Avenue, was charged with 17 felony counts of possession of child pornography and a misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to a criminal complaint:

An investigator was conducting an online investigation looking for offenders who possess child pornography when he found an IP address that shared a video of child pornography containing a child between 3-5, according to an analyst. The investigator found the owner of the IP address was Collier at the 1900 block of Taylor Avenue.

On March 30, officers executed a search on the house and found Collier, a woman and two children. The woman said Collier spends a lot of time in the computer area and that she did not know the password to his computer. She said he gets upset if anyone goes near his computer and no one is allowed to be by it.

Officers found straws with cocaine on them and the woman said that Collier occasionally uses cocaine "socially" with friends once or twice a month.

Collier was given a $10,000 cash bond in Racine County Circuit Court on Friday. A preliminary hearing is set for May 13 at the Racine County Law Enforcement Center, 717 Wisconsin Ave., online court records show.

Sign up for our Crime & Courts newsletter

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Related to this story

Most Popular

Get up-to-the-minute news sent straight to your device.

Topics

News Alert

Breaking News