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Wind Lakes Gymnastics Center owner jailed after bathroom camera found


The owner of a Town of Norway gymnastics center is in jail after a hidden camera was found in a bathroom at the business.

James Kivisto, 49, owner and coach of Wind Lakes Gymnastics Center, is being held on multiple counts of possession of child pornography after a search at the business Tuesday, the Racine County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

According to the release:

The Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at the business, 7923 S. Loomis Road, on Tuesday after a parent reported that a hidden camera was found in a bathroom. 

During the search, Sheriff’s Office detectives seized a number of surveillance cameras and computers that revealed multiple images of child pornography. 

Kivisto, who has owned and operated the business for the past 11 years, admitted to detectives that he had recorded juveniles changing in the bathroom on numerous occasions. 

Kivisto has coached gymnastics in both Racine and Milwaukee counties since 1987. 

Additional charges are expected to be recommended to the Racine County District Attorney’s Office as the investigation proceeds.

The Sheriff’s Office has requested that anyone who has additional information or concerns about the case call (262) 636-3990 to speak to detectives.

Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling will hold a news conference at noon Thursday about the case at the county patrol station, 14116 Washington Ave., Sturtevant.



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