Mt. Horeb man sentenced for viewing, exchanging child porn on Tumblr

45-year-old faces 3 years in prison
Mt. Horeb man sentenced for viewing, exchanging child porn on Tumblr
Richard Desensi

A Mount Horeb man was sentenced Monday on two counts of sexual exploitation of a child, officials said.

Richard Desensi, 45, was an employee with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services when he used the blogging website to view and exchange child porn.

He was sentenced to three years in prison with three years of extended supervision.

According to a criminal complaint, Desensi said his primary use of Tumblr and Flickr was 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 in July. He’s been an employee since February 2012.