Brett Blomme – a former head of the Cream City LGBTQ+ Foundation which runs a Drag Queen Story Hour program – was arrested on charges of possession of child pornography. Blomme, 38, was taken into custody “following an investigation into multiple uploads of child pornography through a Kik messaging application account in October and November 2020,” according to a statement. A 44-page search warrant filed Friday by a Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) special agent said investigators found Blomme, using the name “dommasterbb,” uploaded 27 videos and images containing child pornography. Two of the files were uploaded at a Milwaukee
Danny Shanahan, a cartoonist for outlets including The New Yorker, was arrested for possession of child pornography. Shanahan, 64, was charged with possession of a sexual performance by a child, as law enforcement officials found explicit materials on his computer. Shanahan had a prolific career as a cartoonist, publishing over 900 cartoons, covers, illustrations, and ads as a staff cartoonist for The New Yorker. His work has also been featured in outlets including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Shanahan’s arrest comes on the heels of fellow New Yorker staff writer Jeffrey Toobin fired after exposing himself on a staff Zoom call.