Marshfield Man Sentenced for Role in Child Pornography Ring

By: WSAW Staff
By: WSAW Staff

A 49-year-old Marshfield man will spend 90 months in prison for possession of child pornography.

In February 2011, an undercover officer downloaded several videos from a peer-to-peer file sharing program that the suspect was using.

A search warrant was later executed at the defendant, Bryan Erbst's residence and computer equipment was seized. When officers analyzed the equipment, they found numerous child pornography videos and images.

In addition to the prison sentence and supervised release, Erbst was ordered to forfeit the computer equipment that contained the images and to pay $4,000 in restitution to the victims in the case.

This prison term is to be followed by a lifetime period of supervised release.

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to
Please provide detailed information.
All comments must adhere to the discussion rules.

powered by Disqus
WSAW-TV 1114 Grand Ave. Wausau, WI 54403
Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 176598531 -
Gray Television, Inc.