A juvenile court judge in Wisconsin has been suspended without pay after being charged with seven counts of possession of child pornography, court officials said.
Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Brett Blomme, 38, was charged Wednesday following the execution of search warrants in his chambers, his car, and residences in Milwaukee and Dane counties, the Wisconsin Department of Justice announced.
A criminal complaint indicates investigators began probing Blomme in February upon getting a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children showing a user on the Kik messaging app named “DomMasterbb” uploaded child porn images and videos 27 times in October and November.
The alleged uploads took place from a home Blomme and his husband own in Cottage Grove, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. The couple has two adopted children, but court records don’t indicate they were included in any of the six videos and one image showing kids being sexually abused, the newspaper reported.