Kivisto had installed surveillance cameras in the bathroom to video record and spy on teens while they were getting dressed.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
March 14, 2018
Town of Norway, WI – On Tuesday, the Racine County Sheriff”s Office (RCSO) in a press release reported that the Town of Norway Police Department received a call from a parent at Wind Lake Gymnastics reporting that a hidden camera was found in the bathroom. The Racine County Sheriff’s Office Detective Bureau responded and executed a search warrant at Wind Lake Gymnastic Center, located in the Town of Norway, County of Racine.
During the search warrant, multiple surveillance cameras and computers were seized as evidence. The owner and coach of Wind Lake Gymnastic Center was identified as James Kivisto, age 49. A search of the computers recovered at Wind Lake Gymnastic Center, revealed multiple images of Child Pornography.
Kivisto has owned and operated Wind Lake Gymnastic Center for approximately the past 11 years. Furthermore, Kivisto has coached gymnastics since 1987 in both Racine County and Milwaukee County. Kivisto admits that he has recorded Juveniles while changing in the bathroom at Wind Lake Gymnastic Center on multiple occasions.
Kivisto is in custody at the Racine County Jail and is being held on multiple counts of Possession of Child Pornography. As the investigation progresses, additional charges will be recommended to the Racine County District Attorney’s Office.
The investigation is ongoing and the process of conducting forensic searches on computers is very labor intensive, according to the RCSO.