Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Brett Blomme, 38, was arrested Tuesday following an investigation into ‘multiple uploads of child pornography,’
The Wisconsin children’s judge was arrested on child pornography charges after allegedly ‘uploading 27 videos and images through messaging app Kik’
Authorities say uploads to account occurred in October and November, 2020
Investigators say Blomme used screen name ‘dommasterbb’ to allegedly upload 27 videos and images containing child porn
After meeting a $500 signature bail he was released from jail shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday, scheduled to be back in court April 19
If convicted, he faces up to 25 years in prison on each count
A Wisconsin judge was arrested Tuesday on tentative charges of possession of child pornography.
Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Brett Blomme, 38, was arrested following an investigation into ‘multiple uploads of child pornography,’ the Wisconsin Department of Justice said in a release.
A criminal complaint was expected to be filed Wednesday, the department said.
The images were allegedly uploaded through a Kik messaging application account in October and November.
The Kik application can be used to communicate in group chats or direct messages.
After linking the uploads to Blomme, investigators obtained search warrants for his judicial chambers, vehicle and residences in Milwaukee and Dane counties, the statement said.
Prior to his arrest Blomme presided over children’s court at the Vel R. Phillips Youth and Family Justice Center. Currently, he is being held in the Dane County Jail.
A 44-page search warrant filed Friday said investigators determined Blomme, using the name ‘dommasterbb,’ allegedly uploaded 27 videos and images containing child pornography, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported.
Investigators searched Brett’s judicial chambers at the Milwaukee County Courthouse, as well as his vehicle and residences in Milwaukee and Dane counties, the statement said. Two of the files were uploaded at a Milwaukee County government building, the search warrant said.
Blomme won election in April 2020 and took the bench in August 2020. His term is scheduled to end on July 31, 2026.
Before serving on the bench, Blomme was the president and CEO of Cream City Foundation in Milwaukee, WISN reported.
Blomme has not yet entered a plea in the case. A court commissioner set a $500 signature bail and he was released from jail shortly after 4 p.m. Wednesday.
If convicted, he faces up to 25 years in prison on each count. He will be back in court April 19.
His duties were suspended Wednesday by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Milwaukee County’s chief judge said Blomme’s court schedule would be covered by another judge starting Wednesday.
The organization’s website says it mobilizes philanthropic resources ‘to advance the human rights and respond to the human needs of LGBTQ+ people in Southeastern Wisconsin.’
According to his own website, Blomme lives in the Lenox Heights neighborhood on Milwaukee’s west side and he and his husband Chris have 2 children.