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MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that on Friday November 18, 2011, a Green County jury deliberated more than four hours, finding former state trooper James M. Norquay guilty of six separate counts of sexual assaults against a child. The verdicts came after a weeklong jury trial in Monroe, WI. Green County Circuit Court Judge Thomas J. Vale entered judgments of conviction on all six verdicts.
The charges are felony charges that carry a maximum penalty of 40 years imprisonment and a fine of $100,000 on each count.
The convictions were the result of an investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Justice's Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and the Green County Sheriff's Department. The Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory DNA and Trace Evidence Sections assisted by analyzing evidence collected during the investigation.
“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.
Evidence presented during the weeklong trial established that James M. Norquay had sexual intercourse with a child.
Following the jury's verdict, Judge Vale revoked the defendant's bond. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the Green County Sheriff's Department where he will remain until he is sentenced on January 19, 2012, at 9:00 a.m.
Assistant Attorney General Dennis R. Krueger represents the State as a special prosecutor for Green County. Victim Resource Coordinator Amy Severt of the Department of Justice Office of Crime Victim Services provided victim services in this case.