Sussex Teen Convicted of Sexual Assault Faces More Charges
Daniel S. Koepke, 18, of Sussex, already is in prison for the sexual assault of a young girl in Washington County.
A Sussex teenager accused of sexually assaulting a teenage girl will have a preliminary hearing at 8:15 a.m. March 22 in Waukesha County Circuit Court.
Daniel S. Koepke, 18, is spending 22 months in prison for a sexual assault conviction involving a 6-year-old girl in Washington County. He was also charged Feb. 14 in Waukesha County Circuit Court with sexually assaulting a friend’s sister while he was a minor.
Charges were modified Thursday from a Class B felony to a Class C felony. He faces up to 25 years in prison and $100,000 in fines if convicted of sexual assault of a child under age 16.
Koepke is accused of inappropriately touching a friend’s sister between June 2010 and March 2011, according to a criminal complaint. The incident was reported to the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department in Nov. 8 – just two days after his sexual assault charges in Washington County were made public in Sussex.
The Washington County case drew the attention of the Sussex community during the past few weeks after it was revealed that the Hamilton School District was unaware of the court proceedings until Nov. 6, almost four months after he was charged.
School district officials sent a letter to Woodside Elementary School parents in November informing them that a teenager — Koepke — accused of sexually assaulting a 6-year-old girl, lived near their school.