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Winona man pleads guilty to 1st degree sexual assault of a child

MADISON, Wis. (WKBT) - A child sexual predator is convicted in Buffalo county on charges of 1st degree sexual assault of a child under 13 and child enticement.

Attorney General Brad Schimel announced the conviction Friday, of Jacob D. Vogel, 33 of Winona. Vogel pled guilty in Buffalo County Circuit Court.

“With this conviction, justice has finally been served to this victim and their family,” said Attorney General Schimel. “Putting this man in prison is just one part of how the criminal justice system can support survivors of sexual assault. I spent more than 25 years as a prosecutor, largely in the sensitive crimes unit, and I have seen time and again how prosecutors can deliver justice to survivors. Case by case, DOJ will continue to serve survivors by providing the support they need and deserve.”

The conviction comes after a lengthy investigation conducted by the Buffalo County Sheriff's Office and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, with additional assistance by the Holmen Police Department. Crime victim assistance and support was provided by the Buffalo County District Attorney's Office Victim Witness Service Coordinator.

Vogel pled guilty on January 3, to charges of 1st degree sexual assault of a child under 13 and child enticement. Four additional felonies were dismissed and read-in for sentencing. 

A sentencing hearing is scheduled for March 15, 2018.


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