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Child porn trial in Florence

No plea agreement reached in Florence County case

November 8, 2012
The Daily News

By NIKKI YOUNK

Staff Writer

FLORENCE, Wis. - A Florence man accused of possessing child pornography, weapons, and a stolen lighthouse lens is scheduled to go to trial in all three of his pending criminal cases.

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Rodney V. Conn and his attorney Michael Scholke appear at a hearing in Florence County Court. Conn is scheduled to have jury trials in December on two separate charges.

Rodney V. Conn, 65, and his attorney Michael Scholke appeared in Florence County Court on Tuesday to confirm that they have not reached a plea agreement with special prosecutor Jay Olivares.

Conn will have jury trials on Dec. 11 for both his felony stolen lighthouse lens case and his misdemeanor violation of a restraining order case.

In the possession of child pornography and felon in possession of firearms case, Conn will have a jury trial on Dec. 17 and 18.

The charges against Conn stem from a May 24 incident.

Acting on a tip, deputies from the Florence County Sheriff's Department searched Conn's residence and found images of possible child pornography on a computer, a lens believed to be stolen from the Huron Island Lighthouse in the mid-1970s, and four firearms.

Conn cannot legally own firearms, since he is a convicted felon.

Nikki Younk's e-mail address is nyounk@ironmountaindailynews.com.

 
 

 

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