Waupaca County criminal sentencing
• Robert I. Knox, 47, Dodge Correctional Institution, was convicted of a seventh drunken driving offense.
Judge John Hoffmann sentenced Knox to three years in state prison and three years extended supervision, revoked his license for three years and assessed $1,622 in fines and court costs.
In December 2008, Knox was convicted of his sixth OWI and sentenced to two years in prison and three years extended supervision. After his OWI arrest in Waupaca County, Oneida County revoked his extended supervision and sent him back to prison.
• The three men accused of raping a 17-year-old girl while they were returning to New London from a concert in Green Bay have all had their day in court.
Alejandro Ortega-Hernandez, 21, Weyauwega, and Esteban Guerrero, 18, New London, were both convicted of third-degree sexual assault. Charges of battery, indecent exposure, false imprisonment and child abuse were dismissed and read in.
Hoffmann imposed and stayed sentences of three years in prison for both men and placed them on four years probation. He also gave them credit if their probation is revoked for the 221 days they spent in jail since their arrest. The judge ordered them to register as sex offenders and advised them that they will be deported.
The third man involved in the incident, Reyes Castellanos, 23, New London, was charged in Outagamie County and convicted of second-degree sexual assault after a jury trial. He was sentenced to one year in jail with work release and ordered to register as a sex offender.
• William H. James, 62, Waupaca, was convicted of second-degree sexual assault of a child.
Three counts of first-degree sexual contact with a child were dismissed but read into the court record for sentencing purposes.
Hoffmann sentenced James to five years in state prison and five years of extended supervision, ordered him to register as a sex offender and assessed him $505 in court costs.
• Joshua N. Pennebecker, 23, Manawa, appeared in Waupaca County Circuit Court Aug. 29 to face sentencing on four felony cases and four misdemeanor cases for criminal activity that took place between March 2009 and January 2012.
He was convicted of two counts of battery, six counts of felony bail jumping, victim intimidation, false imprisonment, theft and disorderly conduct.
Among the numerous charges that were dismissed but read into the record were six more counts of bail jumping, three counts of battery, reckless endangerment, strangulation, sexual assault, possession of marijuana and disorderly conduct. The prosecution dismissed a felony charge of child abuse.
Judge Philip Kirk sentenced Pennebecker to two years in prison and three years of extended supervision
• Taylor J. Reed, 26, Neenah, was convicted of disorderly conduct.
A felony reckless endangerment charge was dismissed by the prosecutor, while a misdemeanor charge of child neglect was dismissed and read into the record.
Kirk placed Reed on two years of probation and assessed him $243 in fines and court costs.
• Nicholas Bydunkowski, 21, Iola, was convicted of obstructing an officer.
A felony count of bail jumping was dismissed and read into the record.
In a separate case, Bydynkowski was convicted of misdemeanor battery, amended from the original felony battery.
Kirk placed Bydynkowski on one year of probation and assessed him a total of $536.
• Kyle A. Rabbe, 24, Waupaca, was convicted of disorderly conduct as an act of domestic abuse.
A felony charge of false imprisonment was dismissed but read in.
Judge Raymond Huber imposed then stayed a sentence of 60 days in jail and placed Rabbe on two years of probation and assessed him $343.
• Gary L. Krause, 37, Appleton, was conicted of misdemeanor battery.
A felony charge of criminal escape was dismissed by the prosecutor and a felony charge of strangulation was dismissed as part of a plea deal.
Huber sentenced Krause to six months in jail and ordered him to pay $243 in court costs.
• Richard A. McNaught, 48, Waupaca, was convicted of three counts of misdemeanor theft.
Two felony counts of uttering a forgery were dismissed and read in.
Kirk placed McNaughton on two years of probation and assessed $729 in court costs.
• Ryan D. Lawver, 21, Shiocton, was convicted of one felony count of possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.
Hoffmann placed him on one year of probation and assessed him $344.
• Michael J. Richards, 33, Waupaca, was convicted of a misdemeanor charge of possession of illegally obtained prescription drugs, which was amended from a felony narcotics charge.
Three counts of theft and three counts of possession of a controlled substance were dismissed and read in.
Hoffmann placed Richards on one year of probation and assessed him $243 in court costs.