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Report: State delayed 2 child porn investigations

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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Court records show that in at least two cases, the Wisconsin Department of Justice took years to act on detailed and credible tips about online child pornography.

As a result, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports a man who allegedly molested a 15-year-old schoolmate had a history of sexual assault arrests.  A Pewaukee man who worked as a juvenile drug and alcohol counselor received a nine-month work-release sentence that didn't require him to register as a sex offender.

Both cases had been referred to the state by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Two Division of Criminal Investigation special agents were reassigned after the newspaper asked questions about the cases.

Justice spokesperson Dana Brueck says the cases "reflect some level of staff negligence."

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