CHIPPEWA COUNTY Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – The Tennessee man charged in a Chippewa County kidnapping investigation is now facing a federal charge. 22-year-old Trevor Blackburn is charged in federal court with distributing child pornography.
According to the federal indictment, Blackburn posted a sexually explicit video of a minor on a school district network in early September. In October, Blackburn was charged in Chippewa County tied to an Amber Alert.
He’s charged with kidnapping, multiple counts of child sexual assault, strangulation, and burglary. Blackburn is due back in court for the Chippewa County case in December.
A court date isn’t set yet for his initial appearance in federal court. If convicted, Blackburn faces a mandatory minimum penalty of five years and a maximum of 20 years in federal prison.