Not guilty pleas entered on Crass's behalf in child pornography case
A former Minocqua Police Officer charged with possession of child pornography has had not guilty pleas entered on his behalf.
Officer Donald Crass, 24, stood mute during a brief appearance in Vilas County Circuit Court Monday when he was asked to enter his plea.
Since Crass chose to stand mute, the court entered not guilty pleas on his behalf and set a pretrial conference in this case for December 18 at 2 p.m.
According to a complaint filed in October, Crass has been charged with four felony counts of possession of child pornography.
He was arrested on suspicion of possession of child porn on September 16, just two days after he resigned from the Minocqua Police Department.
An arrest was made after law enforcement officers from the Wisconsin Department of Justice's Division of Criminal Investigation and Immigration and Customs Enforcement, along with the Vilas County Sheriff's Department, executed a search warrant at the Crass home.
The Minocqua Police Department also cooperated with the investigation.
Crass, who is from Arbor Vitae, is currently free on a $10,000 signature bond but he is not allowed to have unsupervised contact with minors, use computers or log on to the Internet.
A special prosecutor, Mike Schaefer of the Department of Justice, is handling the case.