Neopit Man Indicted for Sexual Abuse of a Minor and Failure to Register as a Sex Offender
|U.S. Attorney’s Office December 04, 2009|
Michelle Jacobs, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced today that a federal grand jury has returned an indictment against Wayne Wheelock, of Neopit, Wisconsin, for allegedly engaging in a sexual act with a minor. Wheelock is alleged to be a repeat offender as he was convicted in August 1996 of engaging in a sexual act with a person physically incapable of declining.
A federal grand jury also returned an indictment alleging that Wheelock failed to register and update a registration as required by the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act while entering, leaving or residing on the Menominee Indian Reservation.
An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.