A 39-year-old Racine man faces $1.5 million in fines and 375 years in prison after he was charged Tuesday in Racine County Circuit Court with 15 felony counts of possession of child pornography.
Each charge filed against Jason M. Morrison carries a fine of $100,000 and 25 years in prison. The investigator stated in the complaint that the images and videos were some of the worst he had seen in the time he has been conducting these type of investigations.
According to the criminal complaint:
The Racine County Sheriff’s Department was contacted April 25 by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children regarding a juvenile possibly at risk, child pornography, and potential abuse. The images were associated with an IP address in Racine.
Police matched the IP address with the defendant’s home address and his Facebook page.
During a search warrant at the residence, police recovered thumb drives, smartphones, a laptop and a tower computer. They also determined the defendant was the primary user of each of the items.
Morrison told an investigator that “everyone in the house used the smartphones and computers.” He also denied possessing child pornography.
Police examined the hard drive on Morrison’s computer and discovered multiple videos and images of child pornography and other pornography including bestiality, files mixed with family pictures, porn pictures, and child porn pictures.
Morrison, who is being held on a $250,000 bond, will be back in court May 9 for an 8:30 a.m. preliminary hearing.
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