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Police: Girl, 10, says she was coerced into sending naked photos of herself to stranger

April 15, 2014 9:27 a.m. | After a Brookfield woman received text messages containing photos of her naked 10-year-old daughter, police are trying to track down the sender, who could be charged with possession of child pornography.

A Waukesha County Circuit Court judge issued a search warrant Tuesday, April 8, to the company believed to have provided the free texting service used to send the two photos to the mother.

According to the affidavit for the search warrant:

The 10-year-old girl told police she took and sent the photos with her family's iPad in January, after she was pressured by a user on a social media application whose true identity she does not know.

In February, the girl said she was contacted through the same application by someone using a different screen name. The user sent her the same two naked photos, and asked her to send another, threatening that if she didn't, her family would be ruined. The girl told police she deleted her account on the application.

Local seniors find friendship, romance through music

April 15, 2014 8:59 a.m. | Across the room from the band, distanced by a sea of couples dancing, Norma Shaffer was swaying her hands in the air to the beat. Her husband and dancing partner passed away, but she likes to go to American Legion Post 449 on the second Monday of every month to catch the "One More Time" group and their big band music.

"When you hear the music, it just gets to you," said Shaffer, who has lived in Brookfield since 1950. "It makes you feel like moving to the beat. It helps you to forget things."

Bored at her table, Shaffer got up and joined a couple on the dance floor, taking their hands and falling into step.

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Brookfield East teens build Honda 350 from salvaged motorcycle parts

April 14, 2014 3:44 p.m. | Unlike some of the other members of Hal's Harley-Davidson Brookfield Team, high school student Jack Leonovicz wasn't raised in a motorcycle-friendly household.

"My family was really against motorcycles," said Leonovicz, a sophomore at Brookfield East High School. "They thought they were dangerous ... but I've really got into them since joining the team. It's been really cool to work on this bike."

Leonovicz joined the team in February, when the group began building a Honda 350 motorcycle from salvaged parts for the BUILD Moto Mentoring and Scholarship Program.

BUILD Moto, established in 2010, is an after-school program that connects high school students with faculty advisers and skilled mentors to construct a motorcycle from other salvaged, rusted bikes with a budget of about $4,400.

"The main focus of BUILD is to help students appreciate what goes into building a bike and forging teamwork to create one," said Joe Haupt, lead mentor for the Brookfield team. "The program is also meant to bring attention to the need for teaching technology education in schools."

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Driver of stolen car stopped in Brookfield

April 14, 2014 2:54 p.m. | A 19-year-old Milwaukee man was stopped while driving a stolen car on Interstate 94 near Brookfield Road about 2 a.m. Saturday, April 5.

Trenton Chipps was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and driving a motor vehicle without the owner's consent in Waukesha County Circuit Court on Monday, April 7.

Chipps, who was pulled over for failing to slow down and move over for highway service vehicles, told police it was his friend who stole the car somewhere in Milwaukee the night before, according to the criminal complaint. Chipps did not have a valid license to provide and was arrested for driving without one.

Chipps told officers that he had told his friend he needed a car to get to South Dakota, and his friend had provided him with the stolen car, the complaint states.

The Waukesha County Sheriff's Department found the car was listed to a Wauwatosa couple, who told deputies they had left their car in a friend's garage in Milwaukee.

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