SPARTA, Wis. (SPARTA POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE) -- The Sparta Police Department has concluded an investigation into the illegal tattooing of Children and has arrested Logan Tormoen, 24 from Sparta, and is seeking charges on Andrew Turnmire, 20 from La Crosse for the crime of Tattooing of Children.
The Department initiated an investigation in late May after receiving an anonymous tip alleging several students who attended Sparta Alternative Independent Learning School (SAILS) had received tattoos at an apartment in downtown Sparta. The Department was able to identify five minors between the ages of 16-17 that received tattoos from Tormoen and Turnmire. The minors paid between $S-$30 for a tattoo and did not have the permission of a parent. Tormoen was arrested on June 12th and later released from the Monroe County Jail. Turnmire has not been located and charges are being sought through the Monroe County District Attorney's Office.
Tattooing of Children is a Class "D" forfeiture and has a penalty not to exceed $200.