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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.

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