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Mother of child porn suspect speaks out

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By Anna Carrera

HATLEY (WAOW) -- On Monday, a Shawano County man was charged with more than 30 counts of possessing child pornography. And now his mother says he shouldn't have been charged with the crime at all.

Kerry Wilson says her son has had cognitive disabilities throughout his life and that he has the mind of a 6th grader. She feels like she's the only one left on his side.

"They took him away while I wasn't home," Kerry said, "and I haven't seen him since."

Detectives arrested Christian Wilson for allegedly possessing child pornography. The detectives used some new technology to scan Wilson's computers quickly but his mom says those computers weren't even his.

"All the computers and the stuff that they got came from other people and other places around this area," said Kerry. "So who's to say who put what on what?"

Kerry says her sons disabilities make it hard for him to understand what's happened and believes her son's been framed.

"He is a sweet kid," said Kerry. "And I hate to see his whole life ruined for stupid stuff like this."

Kerry says her son never graduated from high school and that he's had a hard time keeping friends. She says the few people who hung out with him took advantage of him and she says it's their fault the files were on the computer.

"The kid don't even know what's going on," said Kerry.

The Shawano County district attorney says Christian Wilson's public defender hasn't mentioned anything about his mental state. He could face dozens of years behind bars if he is convicted of these charges.

Online Reporter: Anna Carrera

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