Former BPD officer to spend next 6.5 years in federal prison on child porn conviction
Posted by Associated Press on 15th October 2020
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A former Baltimore Police officer will spend the next 6.5 years in federal prison after pleading guilty to child pornography charges.Upon completing his sentence, 35-year-old James Robert Wissmann, IV, will be placed on 25-years of supervised release, and have to register as a sex offender. After his home was raided on July 31 last year, Wissmann was suspended from the police department and subsequently resigned.Prosecutors said Wissman created multiple accounts on a mobile app in which he discussed, shared and received child porn through video chatting, file sharing, and messaging.RELATED: Baltimore Police Officer pleads guilty to possession of child pornographyThe application monitored the activity and shut down Wissmann’s accounts, but each time he would create a new one.They ultimately reported him.Although Wissmann took many steps to avoid detection, investigators seized several electronic devices from his home, and found several videos and images.

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