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Whitewater Police Department Receives Internet Crimes Against Children Award


WHITEWATER Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen recently recognized the Whitewater Police Department for their work on Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC).


On September 30, 2008, Detective Tina Winger of the Whitewater PD assisted the Division of Criminal Investigation in the execution of a Peer to Peer (P2P) search warrant at the residence of Eric Williams.  Detective Winger assisted with the interview of Williams on-scene, and with an in-custody follow-up interview at the Police Department.  Detective Winger's work was thorough and professional.  Williams confessed to possessing Child Pornography and was charged in Walworth County Circuit Court.


"Detective Winger did an outstanding job on scene, with the interviews, and doing reports," said Van Hollen.  "She offered not only to take over this investigation, but to do the follow-up with law enforcement in Illinois. Her enthusiasm and the cooperation of the Whitewater Police Department were outstanding." 


The Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) program is another of the statewide enforcement programs whose goal is to make Wisconsin a safer place for our children.  The Wisconsin ICAC Task Force currently has 88 Wisconsin Law Enforcement partners and is growing. 

"The Internet Crimes Against Children program and all of the programs that deal with protection of our children is a top priority for the Wisconsin Department of Justice," said Van Hollen. "All of our law enforcement partners in the ICAC program are an important part of the ICAC task force.  But, I wanted to use this occasion to recognize a few of our new ICAC partners and highlight their contributions to this program." 


The Whitewater Police Department Joined the Wisconsin ICAC Task Force on April 25, 2008 to become the 53rd WI ICAC task force member agency. 

"I would like to congratulate the Whitewater Police Department for their support of the Internet Crimes Against Children program and the important wok that they and other dedicated agencies and officers across Wisconsin have done to keep Wisconsin's children safe," said Van Hollen.


The Whitewater Police Department was nominated for an ICAC recognition award by Special Agent Eric Szatkowski for assistance in a Child Pornography investigation. 


A picture of Sgt. Tina Winger and Det. Brian Uhl accepting the award at this year's Missing Children and Adults Awareness Day Ceremony at the State Capitol: