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Keshena, Wisconsin Man Sentenced to Prison for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

December 18, 2013

United States Attorney James L. Santelle announced that Anthony J. Bruette, (age: 32), of Keshena, located on the Menominee Indian Reservation, in the State of Wisconsin, was sentenced on December 13, 2013, to 27 months imprisonment, followed by seven years on supervised release. The sentence was the result of a guilty plea by Bruette on September 12, 2013, to a federal indictment charging him with sexual abuse of a minor.

According to information released in court Bruette pursued and entered into a relationship with a 13 year old female. During the relationship, Bruette engaged in sexual intercourse and impregnated the child at his residence located on the Menominee Indian Reservation. 

The case was investigated by the Menominee Tribal Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Benjamin L. Whittemore.

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