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Restrictions updated for Columbus man who is accused of child pornography

November 28, 2018

JUNEAU — A 53-year-old Columbus man will be allowed to attend church and go to a job center after his bond conditions were updated.

David A. Brickett, who is charged with two felony counts of possession of child pornography and a felony count of failing to update information as a sex offender, appeared in Dodge County Circuit Court Monday for a status conference.

Dodge County Circuit Court Judge Brian Pfitzinger amended Brickett’s bond conditions to allow him to attend church and visit the Dane County Job Center. The job center will be notified that he may only use the computer to seek a job.

Brickett is free on a $5,000 cash bond with the original conditions that he not have any direct contact or communication with any minor and not use the internet.

According to the criminal complaint, special agents from the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigations conducted a search at Brickett’s home Jan. 24. The agents had a search warrant for the residence to seek evidence of child pornography.

Brickett said he has a friend in England with whom he shares photos via Skype, according to the complaint.

According to the criminal complaint, Brickett admitted to looking at pornography of “young guys,” but said the images were of men who were 18. He also told the agents that if he saved the pornography, he put it on the hard drive of his computer.

On the hard drive of the computer, agents found two images of the same prepubescent boy in pornographic photos.

A status hearing is set for Feb. 22.

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