U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Wisconsin
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September 4, 2014

Keshena Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Sexual Abuse of a Child

United States Attorney James L. Santelle announced that James A. Peters, (age: 27), of Keshena, located on the Menominee Indian Reservation, in the State of Wisconsin, was sentenced on August 28, 2014, in United States District Court to 240 months of imprisonment, followed by a term of 15 years on supervised release. The sentence was the result of a guilty plea by Peters on May 28, 2014, to a federal information charging him with one count of engaging in a sex act with a person incapable of appraising the nature of the conduct.

The investigation revealed that on January 8, 2014, Peters, sexually abused an 11-year-old female. Peters admitted that he sexually assaulted the victim.

The case was investigated by the Menominee Tribal Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Benjamin L. Whittemore.

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