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Local gymnastics coach sentenced to more than 17 years in child porn case

Posted: 5:04 PM, Feb 15, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-15 23:07:00Z
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A man accused of possessing child porn and setting up a recording device in his Wind Lake gymnastics studio will spend more than 17 years behind bars.

Fifty-year-old James Kivisto was sentenced Friday in Racine County after pleading no contest to 16 charges related to child pornography and invasion of privacy.

Kivisto was arrested last March after detectives seized multiple cameras and images of child pornography on his computers.

In December, he took a deal to plead no contest to the charges.

Before his arrest, Kivisto was a gymnastics coach since 1987 in Racine and Milwaukee Counties. He owned his Wind Lake studio for 11 years.