Sheboygan man charged for child pornography possession

SHEBOYGAN, WI (WHBL) – Another local resident is facing child pornography possession charges.  42 year old Thomas Wirth of Sheboygan faces ten felony charges for having pictures of children ages 2 through 9 performing sexual acts on a computer he owns.

According to the criminal complaint, the Sheboygan Police Department became aware of the images last month when a computer technician noticed them while working on the computer.  Police interviewed Wirth, who said he has searched for images of children being sexually exploited as a way to heal from being abused as a child.

Wirth made his initial appearance Wednesday and will have his preliminary hearing next week.