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Retired sheriff’s sgt. surrenders: Child porn charges filed

By From page A1 | July 12, 2013

Wilson William

WILLIAM WILSON

A retired El Dorado County sheriff’s sergeant turned himself in July 9 after charges of possession of child pornography were filed against him.

In January, sheriff’s detectives launched an investigation on Sgt. William Wilson after information was discovered that he might have been involved in inappropriate activity, a press release stated. The investigation was launched as a result of “suspicious behavior,” said Sgt. Phil Chovenec. Wilson retired while the investigation was still running, but the investigation continued.

The investigation led to information indicating Wilson had committed criminal acts. “We discovered information that led us to believe inappropriate activity was taking place,” Chovenec said. The findings were submitted to the District Attorney’s Office. Misdemeanor charges were then filed against Wilson.

Wilson turned himself in on July 9 for booking and release as per orders from the DA’s Office. Wilson is scheduled to be arraigned on July 16 at 8:30 a.m. in Department 7.

Cole Mayer

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