A Duluth man was sentenced to prison for separate incidents that occurred in the City of Superior and the Town of Oakland.
Brooks Hanson, 31, was sentenced on May 29th to ten years in the WI State Prison System (three years initial confinement and seven years extended supervision), followed by fifteen years of probation following guilty pleas on charges of Possession of Child Pornography and 2nd Degree Sexual Assault of a Child.
Based on a tip from the MN Cyber Crimes Task Force, members of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and the Lake Superior Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force executed a search warrant at a residence in the 1500 block of Hughitt Ave. on Oct 31, 2012 and seized items of evidentiary value.
While this case was under investigation, Hanson was named a suspect in a sexual assault of a child case reported to the Sheriff’s Office in Oct. 24, 2013 that occurred in the Town of Oakland sometime in the spring of 2012 where Hanson allegedly had sexual contact with a six year old male.
Hanson was interviewed by Det. Mike Miller and (ICAC)Det. John Paranteau of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office on 10-31-2013 where he admitted to the allegations. He also admitted to possessing child pornography after the initial search warrant at the Hughitt Ave residence. Additional items were seized and more child pornography was located. Hanson was arrested on six counts of Possession of Child Pornography and 1st Degree Sexual Assault of a Child. No charges were issued on the second case of Possession of Child Porn, but it was read into the record for sentencing consideration.
Hanson was released from the Douglas County Jail to the WI Prison System on 6-12-14.