Waupaca County criminal sentencing
? Judge Philip Kirk sentenced Matthew J. Much, 33, Manawa, to three years in state prison and five years of extended supervision.
Initially charged with first-degree sexual assault of a child, Much was convicted of felony chld abuse.
Much is a registered sex offender, who preciously spent 10 months in jail and several years on probation after being convicted of repeated sexual assault of a child in October 1998.
? Judge John Hoffmann placed Stanley G. Baker, 42, Onalaska, on two years of probation.
Initially charged with felony theft, Baker was convicted of two counts of misdemeanor theft and violating the terms of the sex offender registry. A felony bail jumping charge was dismissed and read into the court record.
In November 1993, Baker was convicted of attempted sexual assault in La Crosse County and sentenced to seven years in prison.
After his release from custody, Baker moved to Waupaca.
He was later accused of stealing more than $2,000 from the fast food restaurant where he worked. A warrant was issued for his arrest.
On June 10, the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry mailed a letter to Baker’s address in Waupaca, but he failed to respond.
He was later arrested in Onalaska.
? Hoffmann placed Anthony J. Hangartner, 25, New London, on three years of probation.
As conditions of probation, Hangartner must spend 45 days in jail and pay $11,080 in restitution, fines and court costs.
Hangartner was convicted of two counts of criminal damage to property, three counts of misdemeanor bail jumping, one count of disorderly conduct and obstructing an officer.
Charges of criminal trespass and bail jumping were dismissed outright.
? Kirk placed Brett A. Wohlberg, 24, Scandinavia, on five years of probation.
As a condition of Wohlberg’s probation, Kirk sentenced him to 12 months in jail, then stayed six months of the sentence to be used at the probation officer’s discretion.
Kirk also ordered Wohlberg to pay $15,000 in fines, calculated at $500 per child porn image that investigators found on his computer.
Wohlberg was convicted of three counts of possession of child pornography.
Charges of indecent exposure, child enticement, child sexploitation, causing a child to view sexual activity and 27 counts of possession of child porn were dismissed and read into the record.