Kenosha Man's Home a Shrine to Child Porn: Cops

By Andrew Greiner
|  Tuesday, Nov 24, 2009  |  Updated 1:15 PM CDT
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Kenosha Man's Home a Shrine to Child Porn: Cops

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Kevin Derks admitted to owning child porn.

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The scene was nothing short of reprehensible when Wisconisin State Department of Justice agents entered the apartment of a suspected child pornography collecter in Kenosha.

Every inch of Kevin M. Derks' apartment -- including cupboard doors and shelves -- was covered with posters, photos and computer printouts of girls in various poses, states of undress or engaged in sex acts. They described the apartment, which also housed mannequins posed in sex positions, as a shrine to child porn, according to the AP.

Derks, 53, was outed when a federal immigration officials, investigating online child pornography, noticed that he had purchased a membership to a salacious site.

When state officials sat Derks down for questioning, he fainted.

Derks owns up to having the images, mannequins, pairs of young girl's underwear, underage sex DVDs, photographs of young girls from area beaches. But he claims he never had sex with any children and never had any of them to his apartment.

He says he took the photos of the girls on the beach with his own camera and a telephoto lens.

Police also recovered 21 firearms from the home.

Derks has been charged with 20 felony counts of possessing child pornography.

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