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

Monday, June 25, 2018

Menominee Man Sentenced for Sexual Contact Offense on Menominee Reservation

United States Attorney Matthew D. Krueger announced that on June 19, 2018, Mitchell R. Crowe (age: 37), was sentenced by the Honorable Chief Judge William C. Griesbach to 3 years in prison and 15 years supervised release following his guilty plea to sexual contact with an underage female in violation of Title18 United States Code Sections 2244(a) (2) and 1153. The three year prison term was the statutory maximum term. As part of his sentence, Crowe must also comply with sex offender registry requirements. Those requirements mandate Crowe to advise registry officials where he is living, working or attending school.

According to the information and other court documents, between June and August 2016, while on the Menominee Indian Reservation, Crowe had sexual contact with an underage female.  Further, Crowe admitted to doing so after the minor consumed alcohol and marijuana thereby rendering her incapable of appraising the nature of the situation. In imposing his sentence, Judge Griesbach stressed the serious nature of the offense, including the efforts Crowe took to gain the trust of minor, only to later exploit that trust by having sexual contact with her.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Menominee Tribal Police Department. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney William Roach.    

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For additional information contact:

Public Information Officer Dean Puschnig, 414-297-1700

Updated June 25, 2018