Media Center

James M. Norquay Makes Initial Appearance, Released on Bond Conditions on Charges of Repeated Acts of Sexual Assault of a Child


MADISON - Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced that on Friday, February 4, 2011, JAMES M. NORQUAY made an initial appearance and had a bail hearing on allegations of sexual assault against a child.  Attorneys for the Wisconsin Department of Justice (DOJ), acting as special prosecutors for Green County filed a criminal complaint in Green County Circuit Court against James M. Norquay alleging 3 Counts of Sexual Assault Against a Child.  The allegations are felony charges that carry a maximum penalty of 40 years imprisonment and a fine of $100,000 on each count. 


Norquay appeared before the Honorable James Beer was advised of the charges against him and was released on a$100,000 signature bond.  As conditions of his release the defendant was ordered to not have any contact with the alleged victim.  A further hearing for the defendant to appear with counsel is set for February 16, 2011  at 2:30 pm before Judge Beer.


The charges are the result of an investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Justice's Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI).  “Investigation and prosecution of cases involving those who prey on children are a high priority of the Department of Justice and we will continue to assist local law enforcement and prosecutors in child maltreatment investigations,” Van Hollen said.  Individuals with information about alleged child maltreatment in Green County are encouraged to contact the Green County Sheriff’s Department.  Individuals with information about this case can contact agent Lourdes Fernandez of DCI at 608-266-1671.


The criminal complaint alleges that James M. Norquay had sexual intercourse with a child who was placed in his home for foster care in 2008.  Norquay subsequently adopted the child in November of 2009.  A criminal complaint is a document alleging violation of the criminal law and the defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


Assistant Attorney General Dennis R. Krueger is representing the state as a special prosecutor for Green County.


A copy of the criminal complaint is available at:


2011 file: