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Another DOJ worker disciplined for delay in child porn investigations

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MADISON (WKOW) -- A state department of justice official says a department employee was disciplined in connection with the years-long delay in addressing a child pornography lead.

The disciplined employee is in addition to two DOJ employees who were terminated for allowing separate, child pornography cases to languish.

In February, 19-year old Christopher Kosakoski of Milwaukee was charged with thirteen child pornography counts, but DOJ officials have conceded a tip from a national hotline about Kosakoski's potential downloading of child porn came to DOJ three years ago.

During the time of inactivity on the lead about Kosakoski, authorities say he molested a 15-year old schoolmate.

"A member of (Division of Criminal Investigation) DCI's support staff didn't address the tip as promptly as it should've been addressed; disciplinary action was taken," DOJ spokesperson Dana Brueck tells 27 News.

Brueck declined to identify the employee, the employee's job title, nor how long the employee has worked for the state justice department.

The workers fired in connection with problems with separate, child pornography investigations were DCI Special Agent in Charge Willie Brantley, and Special Agent Anna King. Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has referred to them as "rogue agents," in maintaining the majority of DOJ personnel involved with child pornography investigations have handled then appropriately.

27 News has asked DOJ for the outcomes of all potential child pornography cases as the result of tips supplied by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children between 2006-2013. The request is pending.  

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