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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Wisconsin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Keshena Man Indicted on Sexual Abuse Charge

Gregory J. Haanstad, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on July 19, 2016, a federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment against Matthew T. White, Jr. (age: 27) of Keshena, Wisconsin, charging him with Sexual Abuse of a Minor Under the Age of 16 in violation of 18 United States Code Sections 2243(a) and 1153(a). If convicted of the offense, the defendant faces a sentence of up to 15 years’ imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and a period of Supervised Release of at least five years and up to the rest of the defendant’s life.

According to the indictment, White, engaged in a sex act with a 13-year girl at a location outside Keshena on the Menominee Indian Reservation.

The case was investigated by the Menominee Tribal Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Andrew J. Maier.

An indictment is only a charge and not evidence of guilt. The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

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Updated July 20, 2016