|From: City of Berlin Police Department|
|Re/Event: Arrest of Kenneth J. Hoffman|
|Date/Time of Incident: 05-03-13 / 2:48PM|
|Address: 414 Monroe St, Berlin, WI 54923|
|Date of Release: 05-09-13|
|Release #: 1-1|
(Berlin, WI) – Kenneth J. Hoffman age 46 of Berlin WI was arrested and subsequently charged in Green Lake County on allegations of Child Enticement, Trafficking of a Child, and Threats to Injure or Accuse of a Crime. Mr. Hoffman is presumed innocent until proven guilty.
According to the Criminal Complaint filed Tuesday, Mr. Hoffman persuaded a female juvenile to pose naked for two “photo shoots” to advance her modeling career. Mr. Hoffman then required a third “photo shoot” in order for her to get back the nude photos. Mr. Hoffman also presented the option of having sex with him to obtain the photos. Communications with the female were accomplished via Facebook, under the alias of “Blaine Roberts”. Also associated with the photography shoots were individuals Mr. Hoffman identified as “Tanya” who would also communicate with the juvenile, and “Donna” who was an alleged portfolio designer.
The Berlin Police Department is seeking assistance from the media to disseminate this information in hopes of locating and identifying any additional victims of Hoffman. Any individuals with information regarding similar contact with Hoffman, or requests for juveniles to engage in similar “photo shoots” can contact Captain Kevin J. Block of the Berlin Police Department. Captain Block can be reached at (920) 361-2121.
Captain Block states, “This investigation was a joint effort of the Berlin Police Department, Ripon Police Department, Markesan Police Department, Green Lake County Sheriff's Department and the State of Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation.” “It has been remarkable to see how well these agencies have worked as a team to put together this investigation.”
END OF RELEASE
Release Prepared by: Kevin J. Block , Captain of PoliceDocuments