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October 8, 2009
River Falls man charged with sexual assault of child
A River Falls man was charged earlier this month with two counts of first degree sexual assault of a child in Pierce County Circuit Court. Yasser...
crime and courts/News
October 8, 2009 - 3:44pm
July 27, 2009
Ex-RF teen sentenced to jail for sexual assault
Adrian Clausen sat in a Pierce County courtroom Friday awaiting his future after pleading guilty to sexual assault. Clausen was hoping the two...
crime and courts/News
July 27, 2009 - 1:40pm
January 13, 2009
Douglas County bailiff charged with sexually assaulting teen
Charges were filed Monday against a Douglas County Sheriff's Department deputy accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old man. William J. Webber, 55, a bailiff at the Douglas County Courthouse, faces felony charges of exposing a child to harmful material and reproducing a representation...
January 13, 2009 - 9:00am
December 8, 2008
Parents say DA is overdoing it with sexual assault charges against teen
The parents of a 14-year-old Mequon boy accuse prosecutors of overkill after they charged their son in juvenile court with five counts of sexual assault.
December 8, 2008 - 9:00am
December 3, 2008
Man kills himself in Chippewa County after allegedly sexually assaulting a woman
Authorities said a man sexually assaulted a woman at gunpoint in Marshfield, and he was later found dead about 60 miles to the west in Cadott. Marshfield Police Chief Joe Stroik said his officers got a call Tuesday morning from a resident who heard a woman crying for help from an...
December 3, 2008 - 9:00am
October 28, 2008
Award-winning Superior teacher investigated for sexual contact with student
An award-winning educator in Superior is being investigated for allegedly having sexual contact with a male student. According to a recent search warrant, William Rehnstrand, 65, admitted having improper contact with the 17-year-old boy in August. The teen said it was not consensual. The...
October 28, 2008 - 12:00am
October 21, 2008
Suit filed against teacher who assaulted boy
The father of a boy who was sexually assaulted by a substitute teacher has filed a civil lawsuit against her and her husband. The suit, filed in Pierce County, asks for unspecified monetary damages from Ann and Wade J.
October 21, 2008 - 12:00am
September 16, 2008
RF man sentenced to five years prison for sexual assault
A River Falls man was sentenced Monday to five years prison for sexual assault of a child. Matthew A. Bunnell, 27, 249 Foster St., was sentenced by Pierce County Circuit Court Judge Robert Wing. Wing also ordered Bunnell to 10 years extended supervision, along with registering as...
September 16, 2008 - 12:00am
Former teacher sentenced to nine months jail for sexual assault
The former Prescott teacher accused of sexual assault learned her fate Wednesday. Anne Knopf, 39, pled guilty in Pierce County Circuit Court to one count of second degree sexual assault of a child. As a result, she was sentenced to nine months jail and five years probation. Additional...
July 16, 2008 - 12:00am
July 14, 2008
RF man pleads guilty to repeated sexual assault
A River Falls man pled guilty Thursday in Pierce County Circuit Court to repeated sexual assault of child, a felony carrying a maximum penalty of $100,000 and 40 years prison. Matthew A. Bunnell, 27, was accused of committing three or more sexual assaults on a girl, now 15. His...
July 14, 2008 - 12:00am
July 10, 2008
Court rules dead are protected under sexual assault laws
A public defender says a State Supreme Court ruling that makes necrophilia illegal is, "dead wrong." Jefren Olson says the sexual assault laws were never intended to punish sex with dead persons. But Justice Pat Roggensack said the law bans intercourse with anyone who does not give...
July 10, 2008 - 12:00am
February 14, 2008
New board members join
St. Croix Valley SART (Sexual Assault Response Team) has announced its new board members. They are: Mike O'Connell, Katharine Grant, Ken Zak and Richard Range. The complete board membership is comprised by Pam Bellrichard, Grant, Susan Halseth, Ann Gustafson, Mark Richert, O'Connell,...
February 14, 2008 - 12:00am
February 12, 2008
RF man gets 30 years prison for sexual assualt of child
A 36-year-old River Falls man will spend the next 30 years in state prison for the crime of first degree sexual assault of child. Mark Campbell learned his fate during a sentencing hearing Tuesday in Pierce County Circuit Court. After his prison term is completed, Campbell will be...
February 12, 2008 - 12:00am