Cash Bond Set At $15K For Beaver Dam Man Charged With Child Porn

(Beaver Dam) Cash bond was set at $15,000 Thursday for a Beaver Dam man charged with possessing illicit images of children. Jose Esquivel is facing two felony counts of Child Pornography.

Dodge County sheriff’s detectives began investigating a cyber tip from Microsoft that a user had illegal content stored amongst their files earlier this month. The account was connected to an address in Beaver Dam were Esquivel lived, according to the complaint. Law enforcement executed a search warrant on Wednesday, November 9th, at the address.

During the search, detectives located a computer with an open web browser reportedly displaying child porn. Esquivel allegedly admitted that only he used that computer. He reportedly said he does not search for the images but if something (quote) “pops up” he will watch it.

If convicted, the 80-year-old faces up to 50 years in prison. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for next Thursday, November 17th.