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MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced that Norbert DeGroot, of Seymour, has been convicted of one count of repeated sexual assault of a child after pleading no contest on October 17, 2013, in Calumet County. A single count of first degree sexual assault of a child was dismissed. Calumet County Judge Jeffrey S. Froehlich ordered a pre-sentence investigation and set the case for sentencing on January 9, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.
On October 14, 2013, a criminal complaint charging Norbert DeGroot with repeated sexual assault of a child was filed in Shawano County; a defense motion for consolidation of the Shawano County case (13CF274) with Calumet County case 12CF207 also was filed.
On October 17, 2013, the state filed an amended information in Calumet County case 12CF207 incorporating the Shawano County (13CF274) charge that alleged DeGroot sexually assaulted a child on at least three occasions from January of 2006 through May of 2006. The charge is a class B felony, punishable by imprisonment for not more than 60 years.
Assistant Attorney General Karie D. Cattanach is representing the State. This investigation was conducted by the New Holstein Police Department, Shawano County Sheriff’s Department, Calumet County Sheriff’s Department and Seymour Police Department. Victim Services are being provided by the Calumet County victim witness unit.