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MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced that on Thursday January 19, 2012, former state trooper James M. Norquay was sentenced on six separate counts of sexual assault against a child by Green County Circuit Court Judge Thomas J. Vale after a November 2011 jury trial.
The convictions were the result of an investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Justice 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. “Cases involving those who prey on children are a high priority of the Department of Justice, and child predators ought to know we will continue to assist local law enforcement and prosecutors in protecting Wisconsin's most vulnerable,” Attorney General Van Hollen said.
Norquay was sentenced by the Honorable Thomas J. Vale in Green County Circuit Court after a presentence investigation was completed by the Department of Corrections. Judge Vale imposed a 35 year prison sentence on each count to run concurrently with each other. The total sentence imposed consists of 20 years initial confinement and 15 years extended supervision on each count. As conditions of the sentence, the court ordered that the defendant register as a sex offender, submit a DNA sample, have no contact with the victim and have no contact with children.
Assistant Attorney General Dennis R. Krueger represents the State as a special prosecutor for Green County. Amy Severt of The Department of Justice Office of Crime Victim Services provided victim services in this case.