MONTEVIDEO (AP) -- A second Minnesota man has been charged as part of the federal investigation into child pornography called Operation Candyman.
Raleigh Eichhorn, Montevideo, is scheduled to appear in Chippewa County District Court April 1 on six counts of possessing child pornography, Police Chief Bruce Kann said.
A search warrant was executed last summer at the man's Internet provider and later at his home where his computer and some computer disks were seized, Kann said.
The man quit his job at the Prairie Correctional Facility in Appleton shortly after his home was searched, Kann said.
Reached at his home Thursday, Eichhorn said he had no comment.
In another case linked with Operation Candyman, former Bayport city administrator Kenneth Hartung, Woodbury, was charged in January with viewing child pornography on his home computer.
Authorities also served a search warrant at a home in La Crescent in southeastern Minnesota on Monday as part of the operation. No charges have been filed in that case.
Criminal charges have been filed against at least 89 people in 26 states as a part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's crackdown on child pornography on the Internet.
The FBI investigation targeted members of three Internet discussion groups on Yahoo Inc.'s Web site, including one called "Candyman," apparently named after a song in the 1971 children's movie "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory." All three Internet groups have been shut down.
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