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Superior man arrested for felony possession of child porn

A Superior man was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography following the execution of a search warrant at his home last week. Vern Michael Tucci, 63 faces five felony counts of possession of child pornography. He made his initia...

A Superior man was arrested and charged with possession of child pornography following the execution of a search warrant at his home last week.

Vern Michael Tucci, 63 faces five felony counts of possession of child pornography. He made his initial appearance in Douglas County Circuit Court on Friday.

During authorized undercover Internet operations, a special agent with the Wisconsin Department of Justice's Division of Criminal Investigation identified a computer in Wisconsin that was offering to participate in the distribution of known child pornography. The computer was traced to a residence located at 4923 E. Itasca Drive in Superior, occupied by Tucci.

The division obtained a search warrant. Tucci was at home when agents, assisted by investigators from the Superior Police Department, executed the warrant Nov. 19. An examination revealed seven known child pornography videos on Tucci's computer hard drive .

The Superior man told agents that he had downloaded and viewed approximately 1,500 child pornography videos in the past two years.

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Following his initial appearance, Tucci was released on a $5,000 signature bond. As a condition of the bond, he is to have no unsupervised contact with minors and must not possess child pornography. A preliminary hearing was set for Dec. 10.

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