Crime

Tomah man convicted of 18 counts of domestic-related violence

SPARTA, Wis. (WKBT) - A Monroe Co. jury convicted 57-year-old Torry E. Anderson Sr. of Tomah of 18 counts of violent acts against his wife.

Anderson Sr. was found guilty of 2nd Degree Sexual Assault with using a Dangerous Weapon, two counts of 2nd Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, two counts of False Imprisonment, Strangulation and Suffocation, Felony Intimidation of a Victim, Substantial Battery, among other charges.

Police say the violence took place in October and November of 2015, as well as in January and February in 2016.

It took the jury just about two hours to reach its verdicts.

Monroe Co. District Attorney Kevin Croninger said in a release, "while the acts committed by Mr. Anderson against the victim were vile and heinous, the victim displayed an incredible amount of strength in testifying in open court about those vile heinous act. I have tried many cases over my career, I have never been more inspired by the strength of a victim than I was in this case."

Croninger also praised the investigators in the case, Officer Tyler Franks and Officer Brittnay Westpfahl from the Tomah Police Department. He said they displayed tremendous abilities to complete a thorough and complete investigation while conducting themselves and their investigation in a manner that showed compassion and respect for the victim."

Following the verdict, Judge David Rice revoked Anderson's bond and had him taken back into custody until he is sentenced at a later date.


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