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Lawrence man in federal custody on child porn allegations

Michael J. Cannell
Michael J. Cannell(WBAY)
Published: Sep. 30, 2021 at 7:30 AM CDT
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) - A Lawrence man is in federal custody after an arrest on allegations of child pornography.

A criminal complaint obtained by Action 2 News details allegations against Michael J. Cannell.

On Aug. 31, a search warrant was executed at Cannell’s home on Lost Dauphin Road. Undercover agents had discovered child pornography available for download from a device at Cannell’s home, according to the complaint.

Agents seized recording devices and electronic devices. They say they found four videos of an underage girl undressing in Cannell’s guest bathroom. Agents say those videos were recorded by hidden cameras.

Cannell was arrested on Sept. 22. He’s being held in federal custody “by clear and convincing evidence that no condition or combination of conditions of release will reasonably assure the safety of any other person and the community,” according to the order for detention.

If convicted, Cannell faces 15-30 years in federal prison and up to life on supervised release.

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