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Carlton man accused of child sexual abuse had foster care license

Fond du Lac Foster Care Licensing and Placement Agency requested a temporary immediate suspension of Stephan Jeremiah Hansen's license, the Carlton County Attorney's Office said Tuesday.

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CARLTON — A Carlton man facing 16 felony charges for alleged sexual abuse of children is a licensed foster care provider, according to a news release sent by the Carlton County Attorney's Office Tuesday, July 12.

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Fond du Lac Foster Care Licensing and Placement Agency requested a temporary immediate suspension of Stephan Jeremiah Hansen's license, the news release said. Hansen, 28, faces one count of first-degree criminal sexual conduct, five counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct, five counts of possession of child pornography and five counts of using a minor to produce pornography. An additional charge has been added since the Pine Journal first reported on Hansen's case.

As of Tuesday, none of the children identified in pornographic images and videos allegedly found on Hansen's phone and iCloud storage account were foster children, according to the news release. Furthermore, no foster children were at Hansen's home when he was arrested.

The investigation is ongoing, the news release said.

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