CEDARBURG, WI (WTAQ) - Police in southeast Wisconsin say they’re looking for a man posing as a newspaper photojournalist who’s been contacting girls’ high school sports teams to have players join him for photo shoots.
WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee says the imposter contacted girls at Whitefish Bay, Hartland Arrowhead, Kewaskum, Milwaukee Pius, and Verona high schools. And at Cedarburg, the man reportedly set up a photo shoot with two girls but did not show up for it.
Cedarburg Police say they have a lead on a possible suspect – a middle-aged man who has impersonated politicians and police officers in the past. Police say they do not believe any private meetings actually occurred, and no one was in custody at last word.
Cedarburg officer Joseph Biliskov told WTMJ, “We want to identify this person, and make this guy go away.” He said police are just interested in keeping things safe for children.
Most news outlets require photojournalists to wear picture ID’s to prove that they’re legitimate.