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Man charged in sexual assault of child
Multiple felony charges have been filed against a town of Kinnickinnic man in connection with the sexual assault of a young girl. Craig F. Ahlman, 41, was charged with two counts of sexual assault of a child under 16, and three counts of possession of child pornography were filed...
April 29, 2009 - 1:23am
February 12, 2009
Hastings man sentenced in sexual assault
A Hastings, Minn., man has received a 30-year sentence in a conviction for sexual assault of a child. Jamie Danile Case was sentenced to 15 years in prison and 15 years' extended supervision Friday on a June 16 felony conviction for one count of sexual assault of a child. In addition,...
February 12, 2009 - 12:00am
January 28, 2009
Sexual assault charges against man dismissed
Felony charges against a Hudson man resulting from the investigation of an incident nearly three years ago have been dismissed in St. Croix County Circuit Court. Judge Eric J. Lundell dismissed the case against Gregory Lynn Drinkwine, 58, on Jan. 15 at the request of District Attorney...
January 28, 2009 - 12:00am
January 13, 2009
Douglas County bailiff charged with sexually assaulting teen
Charges were filed Monday against a Douglas County Sheriff's Department deputy accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old man. William J. Webber, 55, a bailiff at the Douglas County Courthouse, faces felony charges of exposing a child to harmful material and reproducing a representation...
January 13, 2009 - 9:00am
December 31, 2008
Lopez pleads innocent to sex assault
The director of Heartview Inc. of the town of Hudson pleaded innocent to a sexual assault charge at a Dec. 23 arraignment hearing in St. Croix County Circuit Court. Carolyn A. Lopez, 30, 494 Prairie Lane, Hudson, was ordered to post a $5,000 cash bail on one felony count of second-degree...
December 31, 2008 - 12:00am
December 15, 2008
Afton man accused of molesting granddaughters
An Afton man was charged Monday with two counts of second-degree criminal sexual conduct for an incident involving two of his juvenile granddaughters. Washington County Sheriff's deputies arrested Richard Allen Balsimo, 62, at his Afton residence on Thursday, Dec. 11. He was taken...
December 15, 2008 - 12:00am
December 12, 2008
Afton man arrested for alleged criminal sexual conduct with minor relative
An Afton man is being held in the Washington County jail over the weekend for allegedly committing criminal sexual conduct against one or more female relatives who are also minors. Washington County deputies arrested Richard Allen Balsimo, 62, at his Afton residence Thursday, Dec....
December 12, 2008 - 12:00am
December 8, 2008
Parents say DA is overdoing it with sexual assault charges against teen
The parents of a 14-year-old Mequon boy accuse prosecutors of overkill after they charged their son in juvenile court with five counts of sexual assault.
December 8, 2008 - 9:00am
December 3, 2008
Man kills himself in Chippewa County after allegedly sexually assaulting a woman
Authorities said a man sexually assaulted a woman at gunpoint in Marshfield, and he was later found dead about 60 miles to the west in Cadott. Marshfield Police Chief Joe Stroik said his officers got a call Tuesday morning from a resident who heard a woman crying for help from an...
December 3, 2008 - 9:00am
October 28, 2008
Award-winning Superior teacher investigated for sexual contact with student
An award-winning educator in Superior is being investigated for allegedly having sexual contact with a male student. According to a recent search warrant, William Rehnstrand, 65, admitted having improper contact with the 17-year-old boy in August. The teen said it was not consensual. The...
October 28, 2008 - 12:00am
July 10, 2008
Court rules dead are protected under sexual assault laws
A public defender says a State Supreme Court ruling that makes necrophilia illegal is, "dead wrong." Jefren Olson says the sexual assault laws were never intended to punish sex with dead persons. But Justice Pat Roggensack said the law bans intercourse with anyone who does not give...
July 10, 2008 - 12:00am
April 4, 2008
Letter: Stop sexual violence
Sexual assault is a devastating crime that is committed with shocking frequency in our society. In Wisconsin alone there were over 15,600 sexual assaults reported to law enforcement in 2004. This number is alarmingly high, but it does not begin to reflect the full extent of the problem....
April 4, 2008 - 12:00am