NOW:53211:USA01012
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA01012
18°
H 23° L 18°
Clear | 8MPH

Ex-Whitefish Bay barber faces child porn charges

Nov. 24, 2011

A former Whitefish Bay barber has been indicted on numerous child pornography charges after authorities say he tried to frame his barbershop's landlord by mailing a disk of kiddie porn images to WITI-TV (Channel 6).

David P. Foley, who ran the Sport N Cuts barbershop at 402 E. Silver Spring Drive in Whitefish Bay, faces six federal child porn counts, in addition to five state counts of felony bail-jumping. A federal grand jury indicted Foley on Wednesday after a 15-month criminal investigation .

Foley of Shorewood was charged with six federal counts, including producing, distributing and possessing child pornography, and transporting an underage boy across a state line for the purpose of sex. Foley is accused of taking an unnamed teenage boy to the Mall of America in Minnesota and sexually assaulting him in their hotel room during the trip.

Foley is serving time in a Wisconsin prison for identity theft in an unrelated case.

According to court records, authorities were tipped to Foley in August 2010 by a WITI-TV (Channel 6) news reporter who'd been sent a DVD with images and videos of child pornography and labeled with the name of a Whitefish Bay businessman. Authorities later determined the businessman was owed more than $50,000 in back rent by Foley.

According to a 70-page search warrant affidavit, authorities determined that the DVD came from Foley, and that Foley was trying to set up the businessman, who owned the building where Foley operated his barbershop. The businessman told officials that Foley had made defamatory Internet blog postings about him, claiming that the businessman was a child molester. The anonymous postings were later traced back to Foley.

Search warrants were issued for Foley's former Shorewood home and the Whitefish Bay barbershop where he had worked, and authorities seized numerous computers and electronic storage devices - flash drives, digital cameras, cell phones, CDs and DVDs - along with financial records.

The unnamed teenage boy told investigators that Foley asked him to use a cellphone to help set up the Whitefish Bay businessman and frame him as a child pornographer.

Another teenage boy, who was paired with Foley through Big Brothers, Big Sisters, also told investigators that Foley molested him.

Foley is scheduled to appear in court on the child pornography charges Jan. 4.

Journal Sentinel staff writer Tom Tolan contributed to this report.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» Whitefish Bay wrestlers beat Homestead on parents/senior night 1/29

» Answers and winners of the Suburban Selfies contest revealed! 1/29

» French Pastry School chef, Nebraska prof to lead natural yeast class at North Shore Boulangerie 1/28

» Beer could flow during Glendale's Fourth of July 1/26

» Whitefish Bay native 'Kit' Carson was Rush Limbaugh's right-hand man 1/26

» Crews clear crash that closed left lane of northbound I-43 at Glendale Updated:  1/26

» Without Showalter, Germantown boys rally for win over Whitefish Bay 1/23

» Medical examiner's report released in death at Bayshore Town Center Updated:  1/22

» 21-year-old man who fell from Bayshore balcony has died 1/22

» Apartment project proposed for Glendale 1/22

» Washington boys basketball team too quick for Brown Deer, 59-49 1/21

» Fleeing the scene of a robbery, suspects crash stolen car near Whitefish Bay 1/19

» Strong fourth quarter lifts Homestead girls past Whitefish Bay, 44-34 1/17

» Bay boys hang on, 44-42, after losing big lead against Homestead 1/16

» Motivated Germantown wrestlers beat Nicolet, 63-15 1/15

» Suburban Selfies contest extended through Jan. 25; two selfie solutions to get you started! 1/15

» 109-lot subdivision approved in Mequon 1/13

» Man critically hurt in fall 20 feet from Bayshore mall balcony Updated:  1/13

» Bayside home damaged in Sunday fire 1/12

» Germantown boys late rally keeps Homestead at bay, 65-58 1/9

» Crews clear crash that closed lane of northbound I-43 at Bender Road Updated:  1/8

» North Shore school, municipal officials announce candidacy for April election 1/7

» Thousands remember, pay homage to Germantown great Datka 1/4

» Mequon police dog in failing health euthanized 1/2

» Brown Deer robbery suspects sought, stolen car found 12/30

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Advertisement


Local Business Directory

CONNECT