MADISON, WI (STL.News) Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced today that two sealed indictments returned on November 18 by a federal grand jury in the Western District of Wisconsin, sitting in Madison, have been unsealed. You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Brian Lamphier, 50, Madison, Wisconsin, is charged with sex trafficking a minor. The indictment alleges that from March 2020 to June 1, 2020, Lamphier solicited a person knowing the person was a minor, and that the minor would be caused to engage in a commercial sex act. The indictment also charges that Lamphier distributed child pornography on April 8, 2020. The indictment alleges that he used Facebook to send a file containing an image of a minor engaged in sexually explicit conduct.
If convicted, Lamphier faces a mandatory minimum penalty of 10 years and a maximum of life in federal prison on the sex trafficking a minor charge, and a mandatory minimum of 5 years and a maximum of 20 years on the child pornography charge. The charges against him are the result of an investigation by the Madison Police Department. Assistant U.S. Attorney Julie S. Pfluger is handling the prosecution.
Xavier Arthur, 23, Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, is charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and ammunition. The indictment alleges that on May 25, 2020, Arthur possessed a loaded 9mm pistol and 9mm ammunition.
If convicted, Arthur faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison. The charge against him is the result of an investigation by the Sun Prairie Police Department and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Assistant U.S. Attorney Corey C. Stephan is handling the prosecution.