Wisconsin Wing Civil Air Patrol Officer Pleads Guilty

Civil Air Patrol AbuseFormer Racine Squadron Civil Air Patrol Commander Mike Curry

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by Darryl Enriquez | GazetteExtra | July 12, 2011

ELKHORN — Michael Curry, a former officer with the Wisconsin Civil Air Patrol, has pleaded guilty to felony possession of child pornography.

Curry, 54, accepted a plea agreement offered by Walworth County District Attorney Phillip Koss. The plea settles the criminal case that began with a police raid at Curry’s home in September 2009, according to court records. Sentencing is set for Sept. 8.

Curry,[redacted], was charged last July with five felony counts of possessing child pornography. He remains free on bail.

Curry resigned from the Civil Air Patrol as a lieutenant colonel and commander of a Racine squadron. He had more than a 40-year association with the group, according to the patrol’s website.

Under the plea agreement, Curry’s lawyer, Jeffrey L. Murrell, will argue that the former commander should not receive a prison sentence. The maximum is 25 years.

In exchange for the plea, four counts were dismissed but can be considered by the sentencing judge.

According to a written statement from Civil Air Patrol national headquarters at Maxwell Air Force Base in Alabama, no connection to Civil Air Patrol was alleged in the criminal complaint against Curry.

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