Brad Carver taken into custody following sentencing.


A Necedah man has been sentenced to three-years in prison for possession of child pornography.  56-year old Brad Carver’s defense attorney had asked for probation with jail time while Special Prosecutor, Assistant Attorney General David Maas had recommended 6-years in prison.  Juneau County Judge John Roemer commented before sentencing, “I don’t want to depreciate the seriousness of the case with probation.”  Roemer sentenced Carver to three-years in prison plus 7-years of extended supervision on each of the 5-counts of child pornography.  The sentences are to run concurrently.  The other 15-counts were dismissed.  Carver was ordered to pay a child pornography surcharge of $500 for each of the 20-charged images for a total of $10,000.  The charges resulted from an investigation by the Wood County Sheriff’s Department into the use of ‘peer-to-peer’ file sharing programs for distribution of child pornography.  Assistant Attorney General Maas said, “There were thousands of child erotica images, child pornography, and hard core videos on Carver’s personal laptop when he was arrested in December 2011.”  Carver admitted during his sentencing hearing that the images are too easy to find and recommends a filter being put on the internet for these child pornography websites originating in Europe, Asia, and the Islands.”