Former Sauk County Board supervisor sentenced on child pornography charges

Man facing child porn charges resigns as longtime Sauk County Board supervisor
Sauk County Records
William Wenzel

BARABOO, Wis. — A former Sauk County Board supervisor was sentenced Friday in Sauk County court on child pornography charges.

William Wenzel, 73, of Prairie du Sac, will spend three years in prison and 10 years under extended supervision. He is also required to register as a sex offender and cannot possess a computer or smart phone with internet capability.

Wenzel was charged in March 2019 with five felony counts of child pornography. He pleaded guilty on one count in January and the four others were dismissed.

Investigators found child pornography of Wenzel’s laptop.

The details of the videos that investigators found are disturbing. One video is described as a girl performing a sex act on a dog. Another video describes a man instructing a dog to perform sex acts on a girl. The criminal complaint said officers used the term “prepubescent” to describe the girls.

Wenzel spent more than 20 years on the Sauk County Bard. He resigned from his position in March 2019.