Plea hearing scheduled for Pulaski man

Wilson accused of sexually assaulting child in Town of Angelica
NEW Media Staff

Jeffrey Wilson, 65, a Pulaski man who is facing a charge of first-degree child sexual assault with a child under age 13, in relation to an incident in the Town of Angelica in July 2022, is expected to enter a plea in March.

Quinn Jolly, Wilson’s attorney, said the matter is close to a resolution with the Shawano-Menominee County District Attorney’s office. A plea hearing was scheduled for 3:15 p.m. March 21 at Shawano County Courthouse Branch I, with a sentencing hearing expected to follow at a later date.

Wilson was charged July 26, 2022, in Shawano-Menominee County Circuit Court.

According to the criminal complaint, a deputy was notified in July and met with the victim’s mother, who reported that her 6-year-old daughter had possibly been sexually assaulted. The mother alleged that her daughter had been to a family friend’s house and said that she did not want to go back, because Wilson had touched her “private area.”

The mother also alleged that her daughter had been to Wilson’s residence on numerous occasions, including spending the night. The mother then stated that she did not want to answer any more questions.

In a supplemental report, a deputy reported that after talking with the mother, they learned that Wilson is a family friend and is known to the family as “Grandpa Jeff.”

In a Child Advocacy Center interview July 14, 2022, the victim told the interviewer that she was lying on Wilson’s lap with a blanket on, when Wilson put his hand on the victim’s private area and started to rub.

In a one-party consent phone call between the mother and Wilson on July 22, 2022, Wilson allegedly denied the sexual contact at first. According to the criminal complaint, the conversation went back and forth before the mother allegedly asked for the truth. The criminal complaint states that Wilson took a deep breath and admitted to the sexual contact. He allegedly told the mother that it was the only time it happened.

In an interview with Wilson on July 25, 2022, at his house, a deputy asked Wilson if he knew why the deputy was there to talk about the incident. Wilson allegedly said yes and that he had sexual contact with the victim. When asked why he did it, Wilson responded that he didn’t know why, according to the complaint.