16 local men arrested in child predator internet sting

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BROWN COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) –  A sting to catch child predators across northeast Wisconsin netted 16 arrests.

Eight of those people are from Brown County, one each from Winnebago, Shawano, Outagamie and Door Counties.

Some of the men are past offenders and are registered sex offenders.

Operation” Black Veil Two” was a joint effort between several law enforcement agencies.

Investigators posed as minors on popular internet sites like craigslist and facebook.

They responded to ads and also sent out solicitations.

This is the third operation of its kind in a year.

Local 5 has learned two of the men arrested have direct contact with local school children.  

One is a school bus driver for Lamers.

The other, Jason Gehrke, works in libraries at Keller and Wilder Elementary schools.

Both of those men have been put on leave until the court process wraps up.

The Green Bay school district sent a letter to parents notifying them of the situation. They also left voicemail messages for parents.

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Here is a complete list of arrests made:

 

BROWN COUNTY ARRESTS:

·        Albert D. Ruleford (DOB 06/23/1985).  Arrested on 09/18/2013 at 8:50 P.M. in the Village of Howard, charged with child enticement (two counts), use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime (two counts), exposing genitals to a child, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

·        Randal A. Bunkelman (DOB 03/12/1965).  Arrested on 09/19/2013 at 1:54 P.M. in the Village of Allouez.  Charged with use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime, child enticement and exposing genitals to a child.

·        Victor V. Iakimenko, (DOB 07/28/1979).  Arrested on 09/19/2013 at 4:48 P.M. in the Village of Bellevue.  Charged with child enticement and use of the computer to facilitate child sex crimes.

·        Aaron D. Dobberfuhl, (DOB 09/01/1985).  Arrested on 09/20/2013 in the Village of Bellevue.  Charged with child enticement, use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime and exposing genitals to a child.

·        Jason S. Gehrke, (DOB 02/01/1975). Arrested on 09/20/2013 in the Village of Bellevue.  Charged with child enticement and use of a computer to facilitate child sex crimes.

·        Bryan J. Bathke, (DOB 10/20/1977). Arrested on 09/20/2013 at 6:10 PM in the Village of Ashwaubenon.  Charged with child enticement, use of a computer to facilitate child sex crimes and exposing genitals to a child.

·        Daniel R. Roggow, (DOB 08/16/1983).  Arrested on 09/21/2013 in the Village of Bellevue.  Charged with child enticement and use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime.

·        James E. McHugh, (DOB 02/13/1975). Arrested on 09/21/2013 in the Village of Ashwaubenon.  Charged with child enticement and use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime.    

 

MARATHON COUNTY SHERIFF ARREST:  

·        Robert L. Spreeman, (DOB 06/24/1985).  Arrested on 09/20/2013. Charged with child enticement and use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime.    

 

OSHKOSH POLICE DEPARTMENT ARREST:

·        Michael A. Fischer, DOB 09/30/1970).  Arrested on 09/20/2013.  Charged with child enticement and use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime.    

 

WAUSAU POLICE DEPARTMENT:

·        Pravong Colin Thongdara, (DOB 07/31/1992).  Arrested on 09/18/2013.  Charged with child enticement and use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime.    

·        Brian A. Uttecht, (DOB 01/30/1974).  Arrested on 09/20/2013.  Charged with prostitution.

·        Shayd C. Mitchell, (DOB 05/27/1990).  Arrested on 09/21/2013.  .  Charged with child enticement and use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime.  

 

SHAWANO POLICE AND SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT:

·        Richard E. Denty, (DOB 09/25/1979).  Arrested on 09/21/2013.  Charged with use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime.

 

OUTAGAMIE COUNTY SHERIFF ARREST:

·        Maynard M. Dakota, (DOB 01/16/1995).  Arrested on 09/18/2013.  Charges of child enticement and use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime referred to Outagamie County District Attorney’s Office.    

 

DOOR COUNTY SHERIFF ARREST:

·        Frederick Fischer, (DOB 09/29/1962).  Arrested on 09/21/2013.  Charged with child enticement and use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime.    

 

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