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MADISON - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced that on Thursday, February 26, 2009, attorneys for the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ), acting as special prosecutors for Brown County, filed a criminal complaint in Brown County Circuit Court against Michael. T. Philbin of Green Bay, Wisconsin, alleging 2 counts of having sexual intercourse with a child over the age of 16, and two counts of battery arising out of an incident that occurred in August of 2008. The allegations are misdemeanor charges that carry a maximum penalty fine of $10,000 and nine (9) months jail for each count.
The charges are the result of an investigation by the Green Bay Police Department.
Philbin's initial appearance was held Thursday, February 26, 2009. He continues to be released on a $25,000 signature bond with conditions including no consumption of alcohol and no contact with the alleged victims named in the complaint. The matter is set for a plea and sentencing hearing before the Honorable Sue Bischel on March 13, 2009, at 3:00 p.m. in Brown County.
The criminal complaint alleges that Michael T. Philbin had nonconsensual sexual intercourse with two females at a residence in Brown County where underage drinking was also occurring. A criminal complaint is a document alleging a violation of the criminal law. The defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
Assistant Attorney General Dennis R. Krueger is representing the state.
A copy of the criminal complaint is available at: