Far Northern Wisconsin Hit With Internet Sex Crime

A third man has entered a no contest plea to charges in an Internet sex sting that shows the north woods isn't immune to online crimes.

Chad Krause of Superior entered the plea to using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime. He's among six defendants accused of making sexually explicit comments to girls on the Internet. Investigators were posing as those girls.

Ashland County District Attorney Sean Duffy says authorities sometimes feel they're insulated in northern Wisconsin from what they see on TV -- that those things happen elsewhere.

Duffy says parents think their children sitting at home at the computer are safe, but they're not. He says predators are trolling for children.

Duffy says the case shows the importance of parents talking to their children and alerting them of the danger of chatting with strangers online.


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