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Madison man arrested on child porn charges

MADISON – A Madison man was arrested this week on child pornography charges. Peter Michael Hassler, 68, was arrested after the Madison County Sheriff Office and Homeland Security executed a search warrant.
According to the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, during the execution of the search warrant, numerous files and images containing the sexual abuse of children were located on the suspect’s computer. Hassler was charged with five (5) counts of Possession of Child Pornography. His bond was set at $75,000.
The MCSO said the arrest is the result of an undercover Internet Crimes Against Children, or ICAC, investigation. Investigators with MCSO, along with investigators with Homeland Security began the investigation after discovering the suspect was in possession of distributing images of child exploitation online.
This investigation is ongoing pending forensic analysis on the suspect’s computer and other electronic devices.

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