Former Ladysmith teacher charged with producing child pornography

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MADISON, Wisc. – A former Ladysmith High School teacher was charged Thursday in federal court with producing child pornography, according to Timothy M. O’Shea, Acting United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin.

The complaint alleges McKenzie W. Johnson, 34, of Ladysmith, produced child pornography on Jan. 13 while employed as a teacher at Ladysmith High School. The alleged offense did not involve a victim from Wisconsin.

Johnson was arrested Tuesday. He is currently in custody at the Rusk County Jail. An initial appearance in federal court has not yet been scheduled.

If convicted, Johnson faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years and a maximum of 30 years in federal prison and is subject to a lifetime period of supervised release, O’Shea said.

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