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Fmr. president of foundation that runs ‘Drag Queen Story Hour’ charged with possession of child porn

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Milwaukee County Children’s Court Judge Brett Blomme, 38, has been charged with seven counts of possession of child pornography.

Blomme was elected to the Milwaukee County children’s court in the spring 2020 election, defeating incumbent Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Paul Dedinsky. In his race, Blomme described himself as a “progressive alternative.”

Before being elected, Blomme was President of the Cream City Foundation, which provides grant money to LGBTQ groups in the Milwaukee area and is known for hosting ‘Drag Queen Story Hour‘, a controversial event where men dressed as women in drag attire read stories to children.

The Department of Justice arrested Blomme Tuesday “following an investigation into multiple uploads of child pornography through a Kik messaging application account in October and November 2020,” according to a statement.

The search warrant filed Friday by a DCI special agent states that Blomme was using online alias “dommasterbb” to upload videos and images containing child pornography. Blomme reportedly uploaded up to 27 images and videos of underage children being sexually abused to “Kik.” The location for these uploads were tracked back to Blomme’s house and two of the files were uploaded at a Milwaukee County government building, the search warrant said.

Blomme spent one night in prison and was released through a signature bond, ordering Blomme to not use social media or file sharing services, or have unsupervised contact with children, except for his own. Blomme is married to a man and has two adopted children.

Criminal charges are expected to be filed against Blomme this week.

Follow Annaliese Levy on Twitter @AnnalieseLevy

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BREAKING: Hunter Biden Found Guilty on All Three Felony Charges

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Hunter Biden, son of President Joe Biden, was found guilty on all three felony charges on Tuesday. After a six-day trial, a jury concluded that the first son lied on a federal gun-purchase background-check form by falsely claiming he was not a drug addict. The jury deliberated for three hours, starting Monday afternoon following the conclusion of closing arguments.

Hunter Biden was convicted on two charges for lying about his crack-cocaine addiction on federal gun paperwork when he purchased a Colt Cobra revolver on October 12, 2018. Additionally, he was found guilty of a third charge for possessing the firearm while addicted to crack cocaine.

According to National Review, the criminal trial exposed deep rifts within the Biden family. Hunter’s ex-wife, Kathleen Buhle, and his deceased brother Beau Biden’s widow, Hallie Biden, testified against him. This created an emotional divide within the family, especially when Naomi Biden, the eldest daughter of Buhle and Hunter, testified for the defense, pitting mother against daughter.

Federal prosecutors Derek Hines and Leo Wise led the case against Hunter Biden as part of special counsel David Weiss’s legal team. Throughout the trial, Weiss was present in the courtroom, often seen conversing and eating chocolates during breaks.

Prosecutors presented what they described as “overwhelming evidence” of Hunter Biden’s drug addiction at the time he completed the gun purchase. This evidence included witness testimony, text messages, videos, images, bank records, and excerpts from Hunter’s memoir. Key testimonies from Hallie Biden, gun salesman Gordon Cleveland, and ex-girlfriend Zoe Kestan were crucial in establishing Hunter Biden’s pattern of drug use and his decision to lie about his addiction.

Defense attorney Abbe Lowell argued that Hunter Biden’s behavior had improved around the time of the gun purchase, asserting that he did not “knowingly” lie on the federal paperwork. However, the testimonies of Kestan and Cleveland, along with Hunter Biden’s own admissions of drug use in texts and memoir excerpts, posed significant challenges to the defense’s narrative.

Throughout the trial, Lowell conducted extensive cross-examinations of the prosecution’s witnesses and disputed the context of the evidence presented. However, Leo Wise’s cross-examination of Naomi Biden, where he scrutinized her text messages with her father from October 2018, proved to be a pivotal moment, undermining her defense testimony.

Before the verdict, President Biden stated he would respect the jury’s decision and would not pardon his son if convicted. At the trial’s onset, President Biden issued a statement expressing pride in his son’s efforts to overcome his drug addiction.

Hunter Biden is scheduled to face another trial in September on nine federal tax charges related to his alleged failure to pay over $1.4 million in taxes over four years.

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