December 20, 2014

Hidden camera suspect charged with child porn possession

The Waukegan, Illinois man charged in connection with the cameras found in the women’s locker room at the Pleasant Prairie RecPlex has been charged with possession of child pornography in Lake County, Illinois, and the investigation in Wisconsin has expanded to another location.

Karl Landt, 36, appeared in Kenosha Circuit Court for a preliminary hearing on 11 counts of conspiracy to capture images of nudity. He waived that hearing, and entered a plea of not guilty. He had been free after posting a $10,000 bond, however, that bond was increase to $50,000 based on the new charge from Illinois.

Pleasant Prairie police say the child pornography charge stems from a file found on Landt’s computer during their investigation, and is not related to the RecPlex case, however, it’s now believed that cameras were also planted in a locker room at Uline’s corporate building in the village. The department is working with company officials in the investigation. A Pleasant Prairie woman is also facing charges in the case.

Janet Hoff, WRJN