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Neopit Man Receives Prison Sentence for Child Sexual Abuse on Menominee Indian Reservation

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Wisconsin

Matthew D. Krueger, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that an individual received a 30-month sentence following a conviction for child sexual abuse on the Menominee Indian Reservation. The man, Robert Kapishkowit (age: 26), formerly lived in Neopit, which is a community on the Menominee Indian Reservation.

The sentence, imposed on August 6, 2020, by Senior United States District Judge William C. Griesbach, was the result of a guilty plea entered by the defendant on January 22, 2020. Kapishkowit pleaded guilty to Sexual Abuse of a Minor in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2243(a) and 1153(a). In addition to the prison sentence, Judge Griesbach imposed 60 months of Supervised Release.

The investigation revealed that on June 11, 2018, the defendant caused a minor female to engage in a sex act while at a residence in Neopit on the Menominee Indian Reservation. Kapishkowit later admitted he engaged in the sex act with the female, who was between 12 and 16 years of age.

In sentencing the defendant, Judge Griesbach noted the seriousness of the crime the defendant committed. Judge Griesbach also remarked upon the need to deter those would might consider similar actions.

The Menominee Tribal Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation investigated the case, which Assistant United States Attorney Andrew J. Maier prosecutedThe year 2020 marks the 150th anniversary of the Department of Justice. Learn more about the history of our agency at


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Updated August 6, 2020