Juneau Teen Makes Initial Appearance In Court On Child Porn Charges

(Juneau) A Juneau teen made his initial appearance in court Tuesday on charges he possessed illicit images of children. Jeremy Slayton is facing 10 felony counts of Possession of Child Pornography. A Dodge County sheriff’s detective began investigating an International Crimes Against Children complaint last month. According to the criminal complaint, multiple illegal photos were uploaded to a Dropbox account reportedly tied to Slayton. During the detective’s investigation, he had been in intermittent communication with Slayton who had filed for employment with the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office. An interview with the 19-year-old was set up for Monday under the guise to discuss his interest in an open jailer position. When questioned, Slayton denied making or placing images in a Dropbox account but he allegedly recalled pop ups and reminders to make the account. Detectives reportedly found images consistent with child pornography during a search of Slayton’s laptop. If convicted, Slayton faces up to 250 years in prison. Cash bond was set at $1,000 and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for December 23rd.