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Waukesha man awaiting trial on multiple porn charges found dead in apparent suicide

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Posted at 1:58 PM, Oct 31, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-31 17:38:56-04

WAUKESHA – A 57-year-old Waukesha man who was awaiting trial on multiple porn charges has died of an apparent suicide, Waukesha police say. 

Patrick Dunn was charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography in August 2017. 

Police raided his home and found 2,000 files of child pornography on his computer along with guns, drugs and young girls' clothing.

Police believe Dunn might have lured girls in by posing as a professional photographer.  Police believe he would befriend his victims, do drugs together and perform sexual acts.

"Introducing sexual explicit material, introducing controlled substances, most specifically marijuana," said Capt. Dan Baumann with the Waukesha Police Department told TODAY'S TMJ4 back in August.

Police said Dunn instilled fear in his victims.

"Not only groomed her to act out in a sexual manner for him, but also to state to her that if she were to tell anybody she would be in fear of weapons violence or some physical violence," Baumann said.

Dunn's 23-year-old wife says she ran away from her husband in February because he was emotionally abusing her.

"He's really dangerous because he doesn't care about other people," said Ariel Dunn.

Dunn’s bond was set at $75,000. Authorities believe there are other potential victims out there and  would like people to come forward.