DOJ: Mt. Horeb man used Tumblr for child porn

Man arrested after search warrant executed

Published On: Jul 12 2013 12:35:23 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 12 2013 02:48:37 PM CDT
Richard Desensi
MOUNT HOREB, Wis. -

An employee with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services used blogging website Tumblr to view and exchange child pornography, according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice.

Agents said they used a search warrant to enter the home of Richard E. Desensi, 45, in Mount Horeb on Wednesday. A criminal complaint states Desensi said his primary use of Tumblr and Flickr is to view and exchange pornography and said the search warrant was probably related to his questionable activity on those sites.

Agents said the investigation was prompted by a tip from the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children.

Desensi was an executive staff assistant with the Division of Health Care Access and Accountability. The Department of Health Services said he was placed on leave Wednesday. He's been an employee since Feb. 2012.

Desensi is charged with two counts of sexual exploitation of a child.