A 59-year-old St. Germain man was sentenced to three years in the Wisconsin Prison System after being convicted of one felony count of possession of child pornography in Vilas County Circuit Court last week.

Randal B. Goodrum also was sentenced to one year of extended supervision. Nine charges of possession of child pornography were dismissed.

Vilas Circuit Judge Neal A. Nielsen III also ordered Goodrum to register as a sex offender and submit a DNA sample. Goodrum also was fined $518, plus a $500 image surcharge. Judge Nielsen said Goodrum was not eligible for the challenge incarceration program or the substance-abuse program. He received credit for 83 days served in jail.

According to the complaint, a neighbor reported to law enforcement officers that about four years ago he had observed child pornography on shared files belonging to Goodrum, who resided across the street in St. Germain. The neighbor told authorities he observed the child pornography while Goodrum had left his residence but apparently left his wireless router open, which allowed the neighbor to use Goodrum’s internet connection. 

The Vilas County Sheriff’s Department and the FBI conducted a search warrant at Goodrum’s residence on Rainbow Drive in St. Germain Sept. 19, 2016, and located 10 computer files of children engaging in sexually explicit conduct.

In other felony cases, Riley H. Hitchcock, 22, of St. Germain, charged with take and drive a vehicle without the owner’s consent and theft of moveable property, had a preliminary hearing set for Feb. 6 at 8:30 a.m. His $1,000 signature bond was continued.

According to the complaint, a Conover property owner reported to the Vilas County Sheriff’s Department June 15, 2018, that a boat and trailer were missing from the property. They said they were from Milwaukee and were last at the property Memorial Day weekend. On Jan. 10, 2019, a Vilas County deputy received information that Hitchcock allegedly stole the boat and trailer. An investigation followed and Hitchcock was arrested Jan. 11.

Charles L. Duffek, 52, of Eagle River, charged with exposing a child to harmful descriptions, was in court for a status hearing at which Judge Nielsen ordered a competency exam for Duffek, with a court hearing scheduled for March 11 at 9:30 a.m.

According to the complaint, Duffek allegedly corresponded with a youth via text messages and Facebook Messenger between Jan. 17 and Feb. 26, 2018, in Conover, allegedly telling the youth about some of his previous sexual encounters. The complaint notes the youth was born in 2003. 

Leslie A. Haapoja, 34, of Ironwood, Mich., had charges of possession of a controlled substance and neglecting a child dismissed after completing the requirements of a deferred entry of judgement. Both misdemeanor charges, stemming from an incident Aug. 22, 2017, in Vilas County, were dismissed on a prosecutor’s motion.

Victory P. Perotto, 26, of Eagle River, pleaded no contest and was found guilty of misdemeanor bail jumping and battery. Charges of felony bail jumping and disorderly conduct were dismissed as part of the plea agreement which included a felony bail jumping charge amended to the misdemeanor bail jumping charge.

Judge Nielsen withheld sentence and placed Perotto on probation for 24 months. Conditions of his probation include: serve 10 days in the county jail with work release privileges, no contact with the victim, and pay restitution of $213. He also must pay $443 in court costs, including DNA surcharge.

According to the complaint, law enforcement officers received a call at 8:14 p.m. May 22, 2018, that Perotto had been to a relative’s house in Conover seeking an apology over a dispute about an earlier living arrangement in Eagle River. Perotto threw a man up against a wall and then left the scene, according to the complaint. The man, who had a torn shirt, told law enforcement that he feared for his life. When officers arrived, the man was on the porch with a gun. Perotto, who said he did not punch the man, was eventually located and arrested. 

Dennis W. Thompson, 44, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with child abuse-intentionally causing harm, had a preliminary hearing set for Feb. 6 at 10:45 a.m.

According to the complaint, Thompson allegedly struck a child, born in 2005, with a belt, causing bruising on the child’s back. The child told investigators he was supposed to change his step-brother’s diaper, but was unable to change the diaper so Thompson allegedly struck him with the belt at a Lac du Flambeau residence Sept. 24, 2018.

Silvia Trevizo, 32, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with possession of methamphetamine (meth), possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of misdemeanor bail jumping, had a preliminary hearing set for March 4 at 9 a.m. Her $1,000 signature bond was continued.

According to the complaint, law enforcement officers conducted a search warrant at 2798 Little Pines Road in Lac du Flambeau Jan. 4. Trevizo was staying in a basement bedroom, where officers allegedly located three used syringes with a liquid substance that tested positive as meth.

Jennifer M. Johnson, 40, of Lac du Flambeau, pleaded no contest and was found guilty of possession of meth, possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of misdemeanor bail jumping. Her sentence was withheld and she was placed on probation for three years. One charge of misdemeanor bail jumping was dismissed as part of the plea agreement.

Judge Nielsen said conditions of Johnson’s probation include: alcohol and other drug abuse assessment and follow-through deemed ap­pro­priate by the agent; not to possess or consume intoxicants; no taverns; any counseling deemed appropriate; and pay court costs of $518. She must pay $50 per month starting April 1. She received credit for seven days served in jail in the event of revocation.

Johnson also pleaded no contest and was found guilty of possession of narcotic drugs. She was placed on probation for 12 months to run concurrent. She also was fined $443 and must pay restitution of $450, at a rate of $50 per month starting April 1. She received credit for nine days served in jail.

According to the complaint, Johnson possessed meth and drug paraphernalia Nov. 30, 2016, in Lac du Flambeau, and possessed narcotic drugs without a valid prescription May 8, 2018, in Lac du Flambeau.

Rebecca J. Thompson, 26, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with three counts of possession of an illegally obtained prescription, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and two counts of neglecting a child, had a pretrial conference set for March 19 at 10:30 a.m. 

According to the complaint, law enforcement officers responded to a residence at 2798 Little Pines Road in the town of Lac du Flambeau as part of an investigation Oct. 17, 2018. Officers reported a youth answered the door and there was an odor of burnt marijuana in the home. 

Officers allegedly located pieces of aluminum foil with a burnt residue suspected as marijuana in Thompson’s bedroom and a suitcase on the floor with four used syringes that were accessible to the two children, ages 5 and 3, in the residence. Officers also allegedly located Buprenorphine, Suboxone and Gabapentin in the residence without a prescription.

Matthew L. Allen, 37, of Lac du Flambeau, charged with battery and disorderly conduct, was bound over for arraignment after probable cause was found he had committed a crime. Not guilty pleas were entered by the court and a pretrial conference was set for March 19 at 10:15 a.m. Both charges include domestic abuse, repeater and domestic abuse repeater enhancers. His $2,500 cash bond was amended to allow Allen to be released from jail to an inpatient treatment facility if arrangements can be made. 

According to the complaint, law enforcement officers were dispatched to 2807 Maang Road in Lac du Flambeau about 12:16 p.m. Jan. 15 for a disturbance at the residence. Officers said that Allen and a woman were having an argument and Allen allegedly ripped a TV off the bedroom wall and allegedly threw the woman on a bed twice. 

Douglas W. LaBarge, 39, of Lac du Flambeau, was sentenced to eight months in the county jail at a sentencing on revocation hearing and received 181 days credit, resulting in a time served sentence. He must pay a civil judgment of $443 at a rate of $50 per month commencing April 1.

According to court documents, LaBarge was convicted of resisting or obstructing an officer Oct. 6, 2017, and was placed on probation for 24 months. According to court documents, LaBarge failed to complete counseling Sept. 13, 2018, possessed and consumed alcohol Sept. 15, 2018, consumed alcohol Sept. 17, 2018, and was in a tavern, consumed alcohol and threatened a law enforcement officer Sept. 20, 2018, all violations of his probation.