Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Brett Blomme, 38, was arrested Tuesday on tentative charges of possession of child pornography, the Wisconsin Department of Justice announced.
According to a statement, Blomme was arrested by Wisconsin DOJ Division of Criminal Investigation special agents “following an investigation into multiple uploads of child pornography through a Kik messaging application account in October and November 2020.”
“Based upon records linking those uploads to the defendant, DCI investigators obtained search warrants for the defendant, his chambers, his vehicle, and his residences in Milwaukee and Dane Counties,” the statement said.
The investigation was led by the state DOJ with assistance from the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office.
Special assistance was received from the following agencies in executing the search warrants: Wauwatosa PD; Cottage Grove PD; Racine County Sheriff; Brookfield PD; Waukesha County Sheriff; and the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.