Criminal convictions, sentencing in Waupaca County Circuit Court
• Judge Philip Kirk sentenced Matthew J. Otto, 41, Waupaca, to five years in state prison and four years of extended supervision. He also assessed Otto $2,233 in restitution and court costs.
Otto was convicted of two felony counts of robbery with the threat of force. One count of armed robbery was dismissed but read into the court record for sentencing purposes.
• Kirk sentenced Daniel R. Wetzel Jr., 29, Amherst, to three years in state prison and four years of extended supervision.
Wetzel appeared in court on five separate felony drug cases. He was convicted of two counts of delivery of heroin, two counts of possession of heroin with intent to deliver, possession of amphetamines and six counts of felony bail jumping. Twenty-six charges were dismissed and read into the record.
Wetzel was also assessed $3,940 in court costs and restitution.
• Kirk sentenced Christina L. Gain, 30, Iola, to three years in state prison and three years of extended supervision.
Gain was convicted of two felony counts of delivery of heroin, one count of drug trafficking and one count of possession of narcotics. Eight other drug-related counts were dismissed but read into the record.
Among the conditions of her supervision, Gain must maintain absolute sobriety, use only one pharmacy and seek mental health treatment. She was accessed $1,842 in court costs.
• Judge Raymond Huber imposed and stayed three years in prison for John R. Kregenow, 63, Waupaca, then placed him on three years of probation.
Conditions of Kregenow’s probation include that he perform 120 hours of community service and avoid coming within four blocks of two Waupaca women who were named victim and witness in a stalking complaint filed against him in 2014. He is also prohibited from terminating any counseling or prescription medications without written permission from his health care provider.
During June 2014, prosecutors filed three felony cases against Kregenow, involving charges of stalking, disorderly conduct and bail jumping.
In December 2014, Kregenow was convicted of charges of disorderly conduct, amended from the original stalking charge, and misdemeanor bail jumping and placed on two years of probation. He also entered into a deferred prosecution agreement on a charge of felony bail jumping.
On March 25, Kregenow’s probation was revoked, and he was sentenced to nine months in jail on the misdemeanor bail jumping and a consecutive 90 days in jail on the disorderly conduct.
On June 8, Kregenow’s deferred prosecution agreement was revoked, and he was placed on probation.
• Kirk placed Joshua R. Pennington, 26, Kettle Moraine Correctional Institution, on 18 months probation.
Pennington was convicted of felony child abuse and sex with a child age 16 or older. Two counts of sexual assault of a child under age 18 and two counts of child enticement were dismissed but read into the record.
A registered sex offender, Pennington was charged with felony sexual assault of a child and four misdemeanor counts of sexual assault in October 2009 in Waupaca County.
In March 2010, the misdemeanor counts were dismissed by the prosecutor, and Pennington entered into a deferred prosecution agreement on the felony sexual assault charge.
In January 2011, the agreement was revoked, and Pennington was sentenced to four years in state prison with 351 days of credit.
Within six months of his release from prison, Pennington was charged with his most recent crimes.
The terms of Pennington’s extended supervision were revoked, and he was sent back to prison in August 2014.
• Judge Vicki Clussman placed Corey A. Mentzel, 21, Waupaca, on five years of probation.
As a condition of probation, she sentenced him to one year in jail, then stayed 90 days of the sentence to be used by Mentzel’s parole officer if he violates the terms of his probation.
Clussman also ordered that Mentzel register as a sex offender and seek treatment.
Mentzel was convicted of one count of first-degree sexual assault of a child under age 13. Three counts of sexual assault of a child under age 12 and one count of repeated sexual assault of the same child were dismissed but read into the record.
Mentzel has been in custody since his arrest in December 2014 on a $100,000 cash bail.