Antigo man sentenced to 45 years in prison for producing child pornography Submitted: 04/14/2015
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Antigo man sentenced to 45 years in prison for producing child pornography
GREEN BAY - A 45-year-old Antigo man will spend 45 years in prison after pleading guilty to two counts of producing child pornography.

Thomas Gervais was arrested in October 2014 after agents arrested a different suspect living out of state, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office release.

That suspect, who was arrested on charges involving the sexual exploitation of minors, told police he traded child pornography with other producers, including Gervais.

Investigators found evidence showing Gervais had sexually assaulted and exploited two girls over several years when they executed their search warrant at Gervais' home on October 10, 2014.

Gervais was sentenced in federal court Monday in Green Bay. He will spend his life under supervision when he gets released.

The case was prosecuted in federal court as part of "Project Safe Childhood," the Department of Justice's nationwide initiative to combat the growing epidemic of child sexual exploitation and abuse, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office release.

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