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Retired Bloomfield Firefighter Sentenced in Child Pornography Case

Retired Bloomfield firefighter Donald Jervis sentenced to prison in child pornography case.

KENOSHA, WI - Retired Bloomfield firefighter Donald Jervis was sentenced to prison Wednesday on charges stemming from distributing child pornography. 

On counts No. 1 and No. 3 (Child Sexual Exploitation) Jervis was sentence to 20 years on each count concurrently. He will serve an initial confirment of five years on each count follwed by 15 years of extended supervision on each count. 

On counts No. 2 and No. 4 (Possession of Child Pornography), he was sentenced to 25 years on each count concurrent. This sentence will be served concurrently with the sentence for counts No. 1 and No. 3. He will serve initial confinement of five years on each count, followed by 20 years of extended supervision.

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Jervis will listed for the rest of his lifetime on the sex offender registry.

In the Autumn of 2016, Kenosha WI Police were alerted by Jarvis' internet service provider that there was a possibility that he was attempting to distribute child pornography. Police executed a search warrant of his home on October 20, 2016 In the ensuing interview with police, Jervis admitted that he had attempted to email videos and images of child pornography to his girlfriend who lives in another state. Jervis is married with children.

Details in the initial complaint indicated that Jervis admitted looking at child pornography and sending images for approximately five years. Images found on his laptop computer show children as young as two to four years old being sexually assaulted by adults. 

Jervis was formally charged on Oct. 25 with 17 counts of possession of child pornography and four counts of attempted sexual exploitation of a child.  At his April 2017 appearance in court Jervis entered the plea of 'no contest' on two charges of child exploitation and two charges of child pornography Two charges of child exploitation and 15 charges of possession of child pornography were dismissed at the time. 

Jervis spent 25 years on the Bloomfield Fire Department before retiring in 2015. He moved to Kenosha in July 2015, and bought his home in August 2015. Public records indicate he was receiving a pension at the time the initial complaint was filed. 




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