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Edgar Ramirez-Tellez. PC: Fox 11 Online

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (WTAQ-WLUK) – A Fond du Lac firefighter has been convicted of possession of child pornography.

Edgar Ramirez-Tellez pleaded no contest Monday to one count of possession of child pornography, while nine others were dismissed, but court records show they may be heard at a Sept. 12 sentencing hearing.

A 51-year-old firefighter was arrested after investigators from the Wisconsin Department of Justice showed up at the firehouse where he worked to question him.

According to the complaint, Ramirez-Tellez admitted to receiving and viewing child pornography on his cell phone. He told agents that if they searched his cellphone, they would find sexually explicit photos and videos of children between the ages of 1 and 2, both boys and girls, the complaint says.

He also told investigators he had approximately 6-7 images of child pornography on a small tablet in his refrigerator, the complaint states.

Ramirez-Tellez told investigators that when he initially discovered child pornography, it alarmed him, but then became curious and ultimately aroused. He started sharing and receiving photos and videos on various platforms with anonymous users.

In an interview with investigators, the complaint said, “Ramirez was grateful for law enforcement’s intervention because otherwise he might never have stopped searching for inappropriate content depicting children.”

“Child pornography can remain online forever, revictimizing children and having a devastating and lasting impact on them. We will always work with our local, state and federal partners to protect children and remove dangerous predators from the streets to keep children and families safe. The defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty,” said Fond du Lac County District Attorney Eric Toney.

After the investigation began, Ramirez-Tellez was placed on leave.