Foster father charged with possessing child porn


 

 

 

A 45-year-old Waukesha man was charged Friday with numerous counts of child pornography, admitting to police that he had downloaded hundreds of images and videos depicting children involved in sexual acts.

Daniel G. Lomeli was charged Friday, June 28 in Waukesha County Circuit Court with one count sexual exploitation of a child and 10 counts possession of child pornography.

He is being held on a $30,000 cash bail, with a condition of release being that Lomeli was not allowed to bring, "anymore foster children into his home," according to online court documents. It was not clear in the records how many children were fostered by Lomeli. Nobody was available for comment from either the District Attorney's Office or the Waukesha City Police Department.

According to the complaint, Waukesha City Police discovered during an undercover investigation that Lomeli had allegedly uploaded a child pornography video to a popular file sharing program.

The video depicts a child nude from the waist down being fondled by a an adult male, according to the complaint.

A search of Lomeli's home, located at 2025 Oaklawn Ave., revealed that Lomeli had at minimum 180 videos and several hundred images of child pornography stored on various electronics, the complaint reads. Several videos depicted men performing sexual acts on boys and girls identified as victims by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Lomeli told police that he was not attracted to children, but got involved out of curiosity, according to the complaint.

Lomeli could face 290 years in prison and $1.1 million in fines if convicted.

Lomeli's expected to appear again in court on July 8.