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JUNEAU — A 53-year-old Columbus man pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of having photos on his computer of a prepubescent boy in sexual positions.

David A. Brickett is charged with two counts of possession of child pornography. If convicted of both charges, he could be sentenced to up to 50 years in prison and fined up to $200,000.

According to the criminal complaint, special agents from the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigations conducted a search at Brickett’s home Jan. 24. The agents had a search warrant for the residence to seek evidence of child pornography.

Brickett said he has a friend in England with whom he shares photos via Skype, according to the complaint.

According to the criminal complaint, Brickett admitted to looking at pornography of “young guys,” but said the images were of men who were 18. He also told the agents that if he saved the pornography, he put it on the hard drive of his computer.

On the hard drive of the computer, agents found two images of the same prepubescent boy in pornographic photos.

Brickett is free on a $5,000 cash bond.

A telephone scheduling conference will be held July 3.