Allen Clausen, 46, now of St. Paul but formerly of 471 Jefferson St., pled guilty Wednesday, April 8, to one count of child pornography in Pierce County Circuit Court. He will be sentenced June 1. The charges stem from an incident last November when Clausen's River Falls home was searched by local police officers and state criminal justice agents.

The search allegedly turned up Internet child porn that was downloaded to computers. Clausen admitted to searching child porn websites and to watching videos, too. He said he was "curious."

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According to a criminal complaint, Clausen said he watched kids as young as three years old on the porn sites and became aroused while watching porn on the websites. Some videos allegedly depicted instances of incest.

For more on this story, please see the April 15 print edition of the River Falls Journal.