A Milwaukee judge who serves as the President of an LGBTQ+ foundation in Wisconsin was arrested and charged with seven counts of possessing child pornography on Tuesday. Brett Blomme, an elected judge for Branch 5 of the Milwaukee County Circuit Court, is also the President and CEO of the Cream City Foundation.
The Cream City Foundation brags openly about organizing Drag Queen Story Hour events in Milwaukee on its website, sponsoring the practice in which impressionable youths are subjected to sexualized and cross-dressing drag queens.
Judge Blomme’s personal page on the Cream City Foundation’s website was purged within days following his arrest. Blomme appears to have been released from jail, with his Linkedin account also swiftly removed. The page attested to his connection with Cream City Foundation before being deleted.
An edited roster page on the Cream City Foundation’s website also profiles Blomme, describing him as a CEO and Past President of the organization.
Blomme had written articles about topics such as “trans cultural competency training” on Cream City’s website before the group deleted everything in the wake of his arrest.
The criminal complaint detailing the charges against Blomme alleges that he sent no less than 27 images and videos of child sexual abuse, using the messaging app Kik. In disturbing fashion, the complaint alleges that the abusive acts depicted in the material occurred in a Cottage Grove home owned by Blomme and his husband. The couple are the adoptive parents of two children.
On Wednesday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court suspended Blomme from his duties pending the charges. A preliminary hearing is scheduled on May 27th, and the judge is yet to enter a plea.
Should Blomme be convicted of the criminal charges against him, the incident would be one of the most prominent examples of a child sex criminal securing power in the judicial system. It’s even more disturbing that an alleged charged child pornographer was the President of a group presenting Drag Queen Story Hour filth to children.