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Former coach gets 4 years for child enticement

July 18, 2013
The prosecutor painted a former wrestling coach Steven Springsteen-Hensel as a man who groomed children so he can develop a sexual relationship with them. Springsteen-Hensel's defense attorney argued his client was a good person and coach who used terrible judgment when he sent sexually explicit text messages to a 17-year-old boy on the cusp of his 18th birthday. Walworth County Judge John Race sentenced Springsteen-Hensel, 32, Elkhorn, to four years in prison and six years of extended supervision after he pleaded guilty to a felony charge of child enticement.
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Como man faces charges for chats with child

July 18, 2013
An 18-year-old Lake Como man is accused of asking a 12-year-old boy, whom he met on Facebook, for naked pictures and sending the child a link to a pornographic website. Matthew S. Rollie, N3326 Hickory Road, faces a felony charge of exposing a child to harmful material. He also faces misdemeanor charges of impersonating a peace officer and disorderly conduct. The felony charge carries a maximum penalty of 3 1/2 years imprisonment.
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Processing server gets probation

July 18, 2013
ELKHORN — A 40-year-old process server was sentenced June 12 to two years of probation after he lied about serving court papers to two people. Randy L. Ruegg of Kenosha pleaded guilty May 24 to two felony counts of forgery of an official certification. The probation term won't begin until he has completed his probation term in Kenosha County on unrelated charges.
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Child porn, pot land man in prison

July 18, 2013
ELKHORN — Walworth County Judge John Race sent a former Whitewater man to prison July 10 for three years after police found more than 200 grams of pot, a loaded pistol and child pornography in his apartment. David J. Patwell, 25, now of Cross Plains, pleaded guilty Oct. 19 to felony charges of possession of child pornography and possession of marijuana with intent to deliver. After Patwell serves his prison sentence, he will spend three years on extended supervision.
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Heroin dealer's sentencing delayed

July 18, 2013
The sentencing hearing for a convicted heroin dealer was postponed Monday morning after his attorney, Elliott Price, was unable to attend the hearing. Malik D. Iseini, 35, N1985 Hafs Road, Bloomfield, has pleaded guilty to three felony charges of delivering heroin and possession of a narcotic drug. Iseini also pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of resisting or obstructing an officer and possession of drug paraphernalia. ...subscribers>>

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Former wrestling coach gets four years
July 11, 2013
A former wrestling coach was sentenced to four years in prison Thursday afternoon after he pleaded guilty to a felony charge of child enticement.Steven Springsteen-Hensel, 32, Elkhorn, was also sentenced to six years of extended supervision.Springsteen-Hensel was arrested on May 15, 2012, after he sent a text that propositioned oral sex to a Delavan detective who was pretending to be a 17-year-old boy.
Man sentenced for armed robberies
July 04, 2013
The gunman in an armed robbery spree will be incarcerated until at least 2023 after Judge John Race sent him to prison for another four years. Terrance Cortez Walker Jr., 26, of Elgin, Ill., was connected to a robbery group that was responsible for between 20 and 30 armed robberies in Lake and McHenry County in Illinois and Walworth and Kenosha County. “I would like to apologize to all the people I psychologically and emotionally damaged,” Walker said. “I hope that someday they can potentially forgive me.”
Man charged with homicide after crash
Consolo free from custody after posting $20,000 cash bond
July 04, 2013
ELKHORN — A 24-year-old Woodstock man who is accused of driving drunk and killing a passenger is free from custody after posting a $20,000 cash bond.Daniel P. Consolo has been charged with homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle.Consolo was reportedly driving a Jeep on June 15 when it crashed into a tree. Kevin G. Green, 21, Fontana died as a result of the accident.
Man faces sexual assault charges
July 04, 2013
A 50-year-old Whitewater man faces three felony charges after he allegedly sexually assaulted two young children.Jay E. Zabel, 445 N. Jefferson St., has been charged with first-degree sexual assault, contact with a child under the age of 13; repeated sexual assault of a child and exposing himself in a public area. If convicted of all counts, Zabel faces up to 123 1/2 years imprisonment and $10,000 in fines.
Man stabbed in Bloomfield
Woman in county jail
June 27, 2013
BLOOMFIELD — A 41-year-old Bloomfield woman was arrested after she allegedly stabbed a 39-year-old man with a kitchen knife during a domestic abuse incident.On Sunday, June 23 at about 9:45 p.m., police responded to a home on W. Lake Shore Drive for a report of a stabbing.Both Michelle Meinen and Jonathan Giese were transported to the hospital after police responded to the home.
Delavan man gets two years in prison
June 27, 2013
A 21-year-old Delavan man was sent June 14 to a state prison for two years for possessing a firearm as a felon. On April 25 a Walworth County jury cleared Blake A. Kruizenga of most of the charges that were filed against him by the Walworth County District Attorney’s Office, but found him guilty of one felony. Kruizenga was accused of entering a man’s home with a firearm and burglarizing it. However, the jury found him not guilty of felony counts of armed robbery, burglary while armed with a dangerous weapon, first-degree recklessly endangering safety and two counts of false imprisonment. He was also found not guilty of misdemeanor battery. ...subscribers>>
Former Pell Lake man guilty of sexual assault
June 27, 2013
A Walworth County jury found a 29-year-old former Pell Lake man guilty of three sexual assault charges on Thursday night. Larry J. Smith, now of Delavan, was found guilty of two counts of repeated sexual assault of a child and sexual assault of a child under the age of 16. Smith is being held in the Walworth County jail while he awaits sentencing. When he is sentenced Sept. 12 at 8:30 a.m. in front of Judge David Reddy, he faces up to 120 years imprisonment and $300,000 in fines. ...subscribers>>
Man gets prison for drunken driving
June 13, 2013
ELKHORN — A Walworth man was sentenced June 3 to 7 1/2 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to two separate felony charges of seventh-offense drunken driving.Michael B. Thomas, 51, W6066 Water Tower Place, was arrested Aug. 25 and Nov. 19 for drunken driving. Before the two most recent convictions, Thomas had six prior drunken-driving convictions.Thomas also was sentenced to 10 years of extended supervision, and was ordered to pay $5,000 in fines. ...subscribers>>
Burglar gets probation
June 13, 2013
A 35-year-old man was sentenced June 7 to two years of probation after pleading guilty to a felony charge of burglary.Corey W. Shumak, now of Watertown and formerly of Walworth, also was sentenced to four months in jail with work-release privileges. A felony bail jumping charge and a misdemeanor charge of resisting an officer was dismissed but read into the record. ...subscribers>>
Man faces child porn charge
June 13, 2013
A 44-year-old Genoa City man faces a felony charge of possession of child pornography.If convicted, Dale R. Curtis, 693 Bluebill Lane, faces up to 25 years imprisonment and $100,000 in fines. The charge also carries a minimum sentence of three years of initial confinement. ...subscribers>>
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