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Former sheriff's deputy sentenced for child porn

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River Falls, 54022

River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

A former sergeant with the Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department will spend decades on the other side of the prison bars.

Philip Wentzel, 41, was given a 40-year prison sentence yesterday for producing child pornography. The former law enforcement officer pleaded guilty in federal court.

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Prosecutors say Wentzel took photographs of young girls at a campsite he reserved in Campbellsport. They say the photos were shared on the Internet through a peer-to-peer file sharing network.

There were seven felony counts, each involving a different female victim.

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