Sheriff Mike Milstead told KSFY authorities served a search warrant at Koetzle’s home, Wednesday morning.
The Internet Crimes Against Children task force traced explicit images involving young girls to Koetzle’s e-mail account which prompted detectives to serve a search warrant.
Minnehaha County detectives seized several items including 13 grams of marijuana with miscellaneous drug paraphernalia.
From the news reports, it’s clear that many on both sides of the aisle respected the man. Or at least the side of himself that he showed to the world. Because it appears there was also a private side to him being investigated at the moment involving drug use and the exploitation of little children in the form of child pornography.
As I commented to someone this morning who said that they trusted and respected Koetzle, just as they did Ted Klaudt, I think that just as it was in the opening days of the Klaudt investigation, “the full narrative is yet to be written. It’s all rather shocking.”
And I suspect as the questions mount, with answers trickling out, we will continue to wonder “what happened” to cause someone who had so much to go down such a dark path?