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

Friday, September 5, 2014

Neopit, WI Man Sentenced to 22 Years in Prison for Sexual Abuse of a Child

United States Attorney James L. Santelle announced that Myron J. Penass, (age: 21), of Neopit, located on the Menominee Indian Reservation, in the State of Wisconsin, was sentenced on September 4, 2014, in United States District Court to 262 months of imprisonment, followed by a term of 20 years on supervised release. The sentence was the result of a guilty plea by Penass on May 22, 2014, to a federal information charging him with four counts of engaging in a sex act with a person incapable of appraising the nature of the conduct. 

The investigation revealed that throughout 2013, Penass, sexually abused a 7-year-old female at a residence on the Menominee Indian Reservation. Penass admitted that he sexually assaulted the victim. 

The 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