Two Madison-area men indicted in separate federal child porn cases

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MADISON, Wis. — Two Madison-area men are being indicted on federal child pornography charges.

According to the U.S. Attorney’s Office, 30-year-old Cash Otradovec of DeForest and 34-year-old William Heitman of Verona were indicted Wednesday in two separate federal child porn cases.

Otradovec is being charged with three counts of attempting to produce child pornography, three counts of producing child pornography and five counts of extortion.

The Department of Justice alleges he attempted to coerce three minors to engage in sexual behavior for the purposes of recording it three times between February 2020 and April 2020. The indictment also alleges he succeeded in doing so three other times during that time period. Prosecutors also accuse Otradovec of threatening to hurt the reputation of the minors through messages to five of the minors involved.

If convicted, he faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years and a maximum of 30 years on each child pornography charge, along with a maximum penalty of two years in federal prison for each extortion charge.

Heitman, meanwhile, is being charged with one count of possessing child pornography. He’s accused of being caught with a Micro SD cards containing images of minors having sex — including at least one involving a child under the age of 12. He faces a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years and a maximum sentence of 20 years in federal prison.