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Court hearing delayed for second child porn suspect

Brad Williams

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A second child pornography suspect arrested this month in La Crosse County probably won’t get to court for another week or so.

Thomas Wessel had been scheduled for a court appearance on Wednesday, but prosecutors asked to delay that hearing until April 26, while they’re still gathering evidence on the 62-year-old.

Tony Drinkwine, 36, of Holmen already appeared on a child porn charge Tuesday.

Both have appeared in court, since being released each on $5,000 signature bonds.

A third man, arrested last week following a county-wide investigation, has not been charged in court yet.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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