MADISON, WIS. – A La Crosse, Wisconsin man is charged with child exploitation crimes in an indictment returned yesterday by a federal grand jury sitting in Madison. The charges are announced by Timothy M. O’Shea, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin.
The indictment charges Harry L. Euler, 45, with two counts of producing child pornography, two counts of receiving child pornography, and one count of distributing child pornography. The indictment alleges that these activities took place in May of 2021.
The indictment was unsealed following Euler’s arrest today in La Crosse. Euler made an initial appearance in U.S. District Court in Madison today and remains in federal custody pending a trial date in July.
If convicted, Euler faces a mandatory minimum of 15 years in prison and a maximum penalty of 30 years in prison on each production charge and a mandatory minimum of 5 years in prison and a maximum penalty of 20 years on the other charges. Each charge also carries a mandatory minimum of 5 years and a maximum term of life on supervised release. The charges against him are the result of an investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation; U.S. Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations; and the La Crosse Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Altman is handling the prosecution.
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