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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, June 8, 2017

Keshena Man Indicted for Sexual Assault on Menominee Indian Reservation

Gregory J. Haanstad, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on June 6, 2017, a federal grand jury returned a one-count indictment against a man allegedly involved in a sexual assault on the Menominee Indian Reservation. The indictment named Justin A. Schneider (age: 18) of Keshena, which is located on the Menominee Indian Reservation. The indictment charges Schneider with Aggravated Sexual Abuse in violation of 18 United States Code, Section 2241(a)(1). Schneider faces a maximum sentence of life in prison, up to a $250,000 fine, and between 5 years and a lifetime of Supervised Release.

 

According to the indictment, on May 15, 2017, while at the defendant’s Keshena residence, the defendant engaged in a sexual act with an adult female by the use of force. According to the indictment, the defendant held down the victim’s arms and placed his hand on her chest during the sex act.

 

The Menominee Tribal Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case. 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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For additional information contact:

Public Information Officer Dean Puschnig at 414 297-1700

 

 

 

Updated June 8, 2017