Convicted Sex Offender Arrested and Charged with Possession of Child Pornography

Jan 26 2018

COLUMBUS, Wis. – Attorney General Brad Schimel announced today that David A. Brickett was arrested by the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ) Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, with the assistance of the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office, on Thursday, January 25, 2018 at his residence in rural Columbus, Wis. for two counts of Possession of Child Pornography.


“During my nearly 30-year career in law enforcement, I’ve learned that investigations involving the exploitation of children are some of the most difficult investigations conducted by special agents and local law enforcement, and the advent of the Internet has made the investigations and subsequent potential prosecutions even more complicated,” said Attorney General Schimel. “If you have any information related to Mr. Brickett that may aid in this investigation, please contact DOJ.”


If you have any information to aid DOJ’s investigation, please call DOJ at (608) 266-1671. Victims seeking information about resources and services in Wisconsin can call the DOJ Victim Resource Center at 1-800-446-6564 or go to


For more information on ICAC and how to protect children online, go to:


A suspect is innocent until proven guilty. A copy of the criminal complaint and a booking photo of Brickett is attached.


Brickett Booking Photo