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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Shawano County Man Indicted for Child Sex Offenses on Menominee Indian Reservation

Gregory J. Haanstad, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on February 7, 2017, a federal grand jury returned a three-count indictment charging William C. Wilber IV (age: 35), of Suring, Wisconsin with child sex offenses on the Menominee Indian Reservation. This is in violation of 18, United States Code, Sections 2243(a) and 1153(a). If convicted, Wilber faces a maximum sentence of up to 15 years’ imprisonment, up to a $250,000 fine, at least 5 years of supervised release, and a $5,000 special assessment, on each of the three counts.

 

According to the indictment, the defendant engaged in sex acts with two teenage girls near a family property on Legend Lake on the Menominee Indian Reservation. Count One charges the defendant with engaging in a sex act with a 14-year old girl in spring 2015. Counts Two and Three relate to the defendant engaging in sex acts with a 15-year old girl in summer 2015 and fall 2016.

 

The case was investigated by the Menominee Tribal Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. 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 414-297-1700

Updated February 8, 2017