Tomah man faces up to 50 years in prison for conviction on 9 counts of child porn

MADISON, Wis. (WKBT) – Shannon R. Donoho of Tomah, Wis., faces up to 50 years in prison after a federal jury in Madison convicted him Thursday of child pornography crimes.
After two hours of deliberation Thursday afternoon following two days of testimony, the jury convicted the 44-year-old Donoho of seven counts of producing child pornography, one count of attempting to produce child pornography and one count of possessing child pornography.
The jury found that Donoho produced child pornography on seven occasions between September 2015 and October 2017 and attempted to produce child pornography on June 28, 2018. The jury also found that he possessed a hard drive containing images of child pornography on July 25, 2018, and that at least one image was of a minor younger than 12.
The charges against Donoho resulted from an investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation and the Tomah Police Department.
Trial evidence established that Donoho hid Go Pro cameras in the bathroom of a family friend’s residence in 2016 and made several recordings of a 9-year-old girl in the shower. Donoho was visible in several of the videos interacting with the girl while she was showering and after she came out of the shower, according to testimony.
In June 2018, Donoho placed a Go Pro camera in the bathroom of the mobile home where he lived in Tomah and recorded another young girl urinating, according to testimony.
Videos and images of the girls were discovered after law enforcement executed a search warrant at the trailer, according to records.
Law enforcement also discovered that Donoho had a substantial collection of other images and videos of child pornography that he had downloaded from the internet.
U.S. District Judge William M. Conley scheduled Donoho’s sentencing for July 28. He faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 15 years and a maximum of 30 years in federal prison on the production charges and a maximum of 20 years on the possession charge.