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Someone sent child porn to Wisconsin lawmakers

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MADISON (AP) -- Someone has sent e-mails containing images of child pornography to Wisconsin state lawmakers as part of a blackmail plot to get tougher child porn laws passed.

The head of the state Justice Department's criminal investigations unit sent an e-mail Friday to offices of all 132 state lawmakers warning them of e-mails that have been sent containing child porn.

The e-mail from DCI Administrator Ed Wall urges lawmakers not to open any attachments or to forward the e-mails if they receive them. Wall says the subject line in the messages varies and is misleading. He says all of the e-mails were sent since July 23.

DOJ has declined to release a copy of the threatening e-mail, saying it is part of an ongoing investigation.

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