West Salem man faces child porn charges

West Salem man faces child porn charges

From the What you missed this week in notable La Crosse crimes and court cases series
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A West Salem man was charged Tuesday after he was accused of having images of exploited children on his computer.

Alexander J. Kinstler, 20, was charged with two counts of possession of child pornography in La Crosse County Circuit Court.

Alexander Kinstler

Kinstler

According to the complaint, he had multiple copies of a photo and a gif showing prepubescent children being sexually exploited on his computer Nov. 4 when the Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force searched it. The task force received a tip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

Kinstler cooperated with police, and said he accidentally downloaded the images, according to the complaint

He is out on bond, but does not yet have an attorney.


Jourdan Vian can be reached at jvian@lacrossetribune.com or follow her on Twitter at @Jourdan_LCT.

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