Convicted Child Molester Indicted For Child Pornography In Philippines

Convicted child molester Jeffrey H Ernisse indicted for producing child pornography in the Philippines

  • Ernisse is currently serving five years in jail for sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl

  • The 10-year-old girl is reported to be Ernisse’s former neighbor

  • Ernisse was federally indicted for producing child pornography in the Philippines in 2015

A Sheboygan, Wisconsin man serving five years for sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl has been federally indicted for producing child pornography with a young girl in the Philippines.

A federal grand jury indicted 61-year-old Jeffrey H Ernisse on two counts of producing child pornography, two counts of producing child pornography outside of the United States, one count of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a minor in the Philippines and one count of possessing child pornography.

According to the indictment, on or about March 10, 2015 and then again, on or about April 7, 2015, Ernisse used a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing child pornography. Between approximately June 17, 2014, and approximately April 11, 2015, Ernisse engaged in illicit sexual conduct with a minor in the Republic of the Philippines. And on or about Dec. 18, 2015, Ernisse possessed child pornography.

Ernisse is currently in Red Granite Correctional Institution in Wisconsin after sexually assaulting his neighbor’s 10-year-old daughter. After Ernisse was arrested, during an investigation he admitted to requesting pictures of the girl’s genitalia. Ernisse also admitted to sending the girl sexually explicit images, including images of himself urinating, and showing the girl a pornographic video.

During the investigation, Ernisse admitted to repeated sexual contact with the girl but claimed it was at the request of his victim. The repeated sexual assaults were said to have started in November and ended in mid-December. Ernisse told investigators he had tried to stop but was afraid if it was too abrupt the girl may tell on him.

The Department of Justice stated in a release that Ernisse “is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.” The release from the DOJ can be read in full below.

A Wisconsin man was charged in an indictment yesterday with the crimes of producing and possessing child pornography and engaging in illicit sexual conduct in a foreign place, announced Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and U.S. Attorney Matthew D. Krueger of the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

Jeffrey H. Ernisse, 61, is currently incarcerated for state offenses related to child exploitation at the Red Granite Correctional Institution in Wisconsin. A grand jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin indicted Ernisse on two counts of producing child pornography, two counts of producing child pornography outside of the United States, one count of engaging in illicit sexual conduct with a minor in the Philippines and one count of possessing child pornography.

According to the indictment, on or about March 10, 2015 and then again, on or about April 7, 2015, Ernisse used a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct for the purpose of producing child pornography. Between approximately June 17, 2014, and approximately April 11, 2015, Ernisse engaged in illicit sexual conduct with a minor in the Republic of the Philippines. And on or about Dec. 18, 2015, Ernisse possessed child pornography.

The charges contained in the indictment are merely allegations. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) is investigating this case with the cooperation of the Sheboygan, Wisconsin, Police Department. Trial Attorney William M. Grady of the Criminal Division’s Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section (CEOS) and Assistant U.S. Attorneys Megan J. Paulson and Penelope L. Coblentz of the Eastern District of Wisconsin are prosecuting the case.

This investigation is a part of Project Safe Childhood, a nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse launched in May 2006 by the Department of Justice. Led by U.S. Attorneys’ Offices and CEOS, Project Safe Childhood marshals federal, state, and local resources to better locate, apprehend, and prosecute individuals who exploit children via the Internet, as well as to identify and rescue victims. For more information about Project Safe Childhood, please visit www.justice.gov/psc.

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