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Sussex Teen Faces Additional Sexual Assault Charge

Daniel S. Koepke, 18, already is in prison for a separate sexual assault conviction.

A Sussex teen already convicted of sexually assaulting a minor faces an additional sexual assault charge stemming from an incident when he was 15 or 16 years old.

Daniel S. Koepke, 18, was charged Thursday with first-degree sexual assault of a child. If convicted, he faces up to 40 years in prison.

Koepke is accused of inappropriately touching a friend’s sister between June 2010 and March 2011 when she was 12 or 13, 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 were made public in Sussex.

The girl told investigators Koepke was at her home for a sleepover with her brother and his friends. She fell asleep on a bean bag chair, she told detectives, and when she woke up, Koepke had his hand down her shirt “just a little” and his hand on her butt, according to the complaint.

After the girl fell back asleep, she told police, Koepke placed his hand down her shirt and pants. He pulled away when she woke up, the complaint states.

“Why would you do that?” she told Koepke before going upstairs with her phone. Koepke sent her a text message to say he was sorry and it was a mistake, according to the complaint.

However, the next summer, Koepke sent her another text message asking her if she wanted to have a water balloon fight at Woodside Elementary School, stating he wanted to see her in a swim suit, according to the criminal complaint.

The girl did not meet with him and has avoided being in situations where he could touch her again. The girl told investigators she initially didn’t report the incident because of her allegiance to her brother, the complaint states.

Koepke is already spending 22 months in prison for a sexual assault conviction involving a 6-year-old girl in Washington County.

The 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. 

Mad Mom February 15, 2013 at 06:03 AM
Unbelievable!
Mr Lundt February 15, 2013 at 03:15 PM
A nice stay in prison should teach him all he wants to know about assault.
J February 15, 2013 at 09:07 PM
His defense case in the assault of the 5 year old (now 6) was that it was his first offense, and unfortunately the judge sentenced him to only 22 months as a result. (which was ridiculous - a total slap on the wrist) If these allegations are true, then I pray that his prison time is increased significantly. Child sex offenders are the worst monsters of all. And they have no place being anywhere close to children. To make matters worse, his family lives right NEXT to Woodside Elementary, not just "nearby". And based upon how current laws are written, he can absolutely return to his home when he is released from prison. I just pray that he doesn't return to Sussex, and wherever he goes, he's far, far away from children. Prayers for all involved in this incredibly sad and disturbing situation.
J February 15, 2013 at 09:09 PM
Probably. But unfortunately he'll be released into society, even more of a monster than when he entered. For that reason (and the reason that no one should ever be harmed) I actually hope that no one touches him. But that's doubtful unless he's in solitary confinement. Even murderers think that child sex offenders are scum. The lowest of the low, in the prison scale.
J May 14, 2013 at 02:50 AM
Koepke was back in court this morning. From the Wisconsin Circuit Court case notes (as of today), he's scheduled to be in front of a jury in Sept. 2013. If he's found guilty, then I pray that the Waukesha County judge gets it "right" this time. (The Washington County judge failed us miserably... he only sentenced Koepke to 22 mos for sexually assaulting a 5 year old girl. A ridiculous slap on the wrist.)
J May 14, 2013 at 02:52 AM
Dan Koepke was back in court this morning. From the Wisconsin Circuit Court case notes (as of today), he's scheduled to be in front of a jury in Sept. 2013. If he's found guilty, then I pray that the Waukesha County judge gets it "right" this time. (The Washington County judge failed us miserably... he only sentenced Koepke to 22 mos for sexually assaulting a 5 year old girl. A ridiculous slap on the wrist.)

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