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

Monday, November 17, 2014

Keshena man Sentenced to 108 Months in Prison for Sexual Abuse of a Child

United States Attorney James L. Santelle announced that Wendell J. Martin, (age: 59), of Keshena, Wisconsin located on the Menominee Indian Reservation, was sentenced on October 24, 2014, to 108 months of imprisonment, followed by a life-time term of supervised release.  The sentence was the result of a guilty plea by Martin on August 8, 2014, to count one of a two-count federal indictment charging him with sexually abusing a minor child incapable of declining participation. 

The investigation revealed that on March 7, 2014, Martin, sexually abused a 13-year-old female, who was asleep at the time, at a residence on the Menominee Indian Reservation.  Law enforcement officials interviewed Martin and he admitted that he sexually assaulted the victim. 

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

Updated January 29, 2015