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UPDATE: Appleton man pleads not guilty to charges of possession of child porn

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THURSDAY 1/16/20 1:25 p.m.

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) — The Appleton man arrested for multiple counts of possession of child pornography has entered not guilty pleas to all charges in Winnebago County Court.

Court documents say 53-year-old Richard Cook was charged with six counts of Possession of Child Pornography, despite being arrested for 20 counts by Appleton Police.

During his preliminary hearing Thursday, Cook pleaded not guilty to all six charges. He is currently being held on a $7,500 cash bond.

Cook is expected to appear in court again in February.

Appleton man arrested for 20 counts of possession of child pornography

THURSDAY 1/9/20 8:40 a.m.

APPLETON, Wis. (WFRV) — An Appleton man has been arrested for 20 counts of possession of child pornography.

Appleton Police say 53-year-old Richard Cook was arrested Wednesday afternoon following an investigation into online activity.

Appleton investigators say they received information that Cook was sharing and receiving child pornography through multiple social media platforms. Through further investigation, officials say they uncovered numerous images of child pornography.

This case is ongoing, according to police.

“Incidents like this remind us of the importance of online safety and awareness,” police say, “The Appleton Police Department will continue to make the safety of our children a priority. Please take the time to talk with your children about safety online.”

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