Plea hearing next month for Shawano man charged with 206 counts of child porn

SHAWANO, Wis. (WSAW) -- The 25-year-old Shawano man charged with 206 counts of possession of child pornography is scheduled to reach a plea deal in the case Nov. 15.
Each count carries a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison.

An investigation began Nov. 1, 2018 after police received a cyber tip Michael Smith had been distributing child pornography. Court documents state Smith uploaded child pornography to Twitter. Originally, Smith was charged with 75 counts; more charges were later added.

Smith was arrested Dec. 12, 2018. Forensic investigators said they found more than 1,100 images of child pornography on Smith's computer.

He remains in the Shawano County Jail on $50,000 cash bond.