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Beloit Man Sentenced to 22 ½ Years for Sexual Exploitation of a Child

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

MADISON, WIS. – Timothy M. O’Shea, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Everett Wescott, 32, of Beloit, Wisconsin was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley to 22 ½ years in federal prison for sexual exploitation of a child.  This prison term will be followed by a 25-year term of supervised release. Wescott pleaded guilty to this charge on June 6, 2023.

Law enforcement began their investigation into Wescott after a 15-year-old victim disclosed to police that Wescott began sexually assaulting her when she was 12 years old. The victim detailed that Wescott transported her across state lines in order to have sex with her, and that he recorded himself having sexual intercourse with her using an iPhone. In an interview with FBI, Wescott admitted to the sexual relationship and to recording the sexual encounters.

At sentencing, Judge Conley stated that Wescott’s conduct “could hardly be more sinister” and warranted a lengthy sentence. Judge Conley also noted that the minor was especially vulnerable, which was something Wescott knew and then used to groom the victim.

The charge against Wescott was the result of an investigation conducted by the Beloit Police Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Taylor L. Kraus prosecuted this case.

Updated September 19, 2023

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