March 14, 2013A 48-year-old Whitewater man who was arrested last year for fondling himself in the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Anderson Library will spend the next three years on probation.
As a condition of his probation, Thomas M. Fields, 720 E. Clay St., must serve five months in the jail with work-release privileges and complete 30 hours of community service. He also was fined $100.
On May 9, Anderson was arrested while wearing a sweatshirt that had a hole in that provided him access to his pubic area.
March 14, 2013ELKHORN — A former Williams Bay JV basketball coach, who had a sexual relationship with a student-athlete, pleaded guilty Wednesday afternoon to a felony charge of repeated sexual assault of a child.
When Shane S. McKinley, 28, now of Georgetown, Texas, is sentenced May 9, he faces up to 40 years imprisonment and $100,000 in fines. His sentence can include up to 25 years of initial confinement and 15 years of extended supervision.
The accusation that McKinley was having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl first came to light in December 2011. Another student became aware of the relationship and informed her father of it. That girl's father immediately spoke to the victim's dad.
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Lyons man allegedly had child pornFebruary 28, 2013During an undercover operation, FBI agents allegedly collected child pornography from a Lyons man on an online file-sharing network. Tony J. Zeisse, 33, 1419 Creek Side Drive, has been charged with 10 counts of possession of child pornography. Each charge carries a maximum penalty of 25 years imprisonment and $100,000 in fines. Each charge also carries a minimal term of confinement of three years.
Walworth woman pleads guilty to theftFebruary 28, 2013ELKHORN — A 47-year-old Walworth woman pleaded guilty to a felony charge Feb. 18 after she stole money from her father’s IRA account.Kimberly L. Doran, W4720 Stateline Road, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of theft from a business setting in an amount between $5,000 and $10,000. Three other charges of theft will be dismissed but considered during her April 22 sentencing hearing. Doran faces up to six years imprisonment.
Sex offender sent to jailFebruary 28, 2013A registered sex offender was sentenced to 90 days in jail with work release privileges after he didn’t inform the sex offender registry that he was living in a tent behind a bait shop on Highway 50.Christopher L. Wegner, now of 121 Turtle Creek Drive, Apt. 2, pleaded guilty Feb. 13 to a sex offender registry violation. According to the criminal complaint:
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Wrestling coach guilty of child enticementFebruary 21, 2013ELKHORN — An Elkhorn wrestling coach pleaded guilty Feb. 22 to a felony charge of child enticement after he propositioned a 17-year-old boy for sex. Steven Springsteen-Hensel, 32, faces up to 15 years in a state prison and 10 years of extended supervision and $100,000 in fines. He is scheduled to be sentenced April 22.Springsteen-Hensel was taken into custody after he sent text messages to the 17-year-old. The boy turned his cell phone over to police, and Springsteen-Hensel was arrested in the parking lot of Phoenix Middle School during a sting operation.
Madison man sent to prisonFebruary 14, 2013A 31-year-old Madison man was sentenced Feb. 13 to three years in prison after he had sex with a 14-year-old Walworth County girl.Andrew J. Hying, 754 Engelhart Drive, pleaded guilty Dec. 12 to a felony charge of second-degree sexual assault of a child.Hying’s sentence also includes three years of extended supervision.
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Jury convicts man of 4 counts of sexual assaultFebruary 14, 2013A Walworth County jury found a 26-year-old Washington state man guilty of four counts of sexual assault.In June 2012, Matthew L. Dennis fondled a 13-year-old girl at a beach and a private residence in Walworth County. Dennis denied to police that he touched the girl, according to court documents.
Heroin dealer gets 4 years in prisonFebruary 14, 2013A 45-year-old Bloomfield man, who was arrested twice in 2012 for selling heroin, was sentenced to four years in a state prison Feb. 6 by Judge John Race.Randal L. Bass, W1726 Litchfield Road, pleaded guilty Nov. 21 to felony charges of bail jumping, delivering heroin, possession of heroin with intent to deliver and theft of movable property.His sentences matched an earlier agreement reached by Assistant District Attorney Zeke Wiedenfeld and defense attorney Frank Lettenberger.