Crandon man sentenced in day care sex case - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

Crandon man sentenced in day care sex case

Posted:
  • Most Read StoriesMost Read StoriesMore>>

  • Newsline 9 says goodbye to Cami Mountain

    Newsline 9 says goodbye to Cami Mountain

    (WAOW) -- It's a bittersweet day at Newsline, as we say goodbye to Cami Mountain. Cami is leaving us to start an exciting new chapter in her life as a mother.Friday morning, hundreds of you left your well wishes on our Facebook page. And we gave her a special surprise for her last day on air. We are happy to announce Paige Hulsey will be taking over the chair on Tuesday.More >>
    (WAOW) -- It's a bittersweet day at Newsline, as we say goodbye to Cami Mountain. Cami is leaving us to start an exciting new chapter in her life as a mother.Friday morning, hundreds of you left your well wishes on our Facebook page. And we gave her a special surprise for her last day on air. We are happy to announce Paige Hulsey will be taking over the chair on Tuesday.More >>
  • Radar Alert

    Current Forecast

    Current Forecast

    A few scattered light showers through early afternoon, then heavier rain and storms possible toward evening.More >>
    A few scattered light showers through early afternoon, then heavier rain and storms possible toward evening.
    More >>
  • Stewart says Ward's death will affect him forever

    Stewart says Ward's death will affect him forever

    (AP Photo/Terry Renna, File). FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2014, file photo, Tony Stewart is introduced before the NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.(AP Photo/Terry Renna, File). FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2014, file photo, Tony Stewart is introduced before the NASCAR Daytona 500 Sprint Cup series auto race at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.
    Tony Stewart says the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will "affect my life forever" as he returned to the track for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint-car race in New York.More >>
    Tony Stewart says the death of Kevin Ward Jr. will "affect my life forever" as he returned to the track for the first time since his car struck and killed the fellow driver during a sprint-car race in New York.More >>
CRANDON (WAOW) - A 39-year-old Crandon man was sentenced Tuesday to 11.5 years in prison for sexually assaulting or exposing himself to children who were being cared for at his mother's day care center, according to Forest County online court records.

William J. Anderson was convicted of five felonies - one count of repeated sexual assault of a child and four counts of exposing his genitals or pubic areas to children - in a plea bargain in which another felony count of sexual assault of a child was dismissed, the online records said.

Anderson had been charged in mid-September in incidents that happened between January and Sept. 11 involving victims ranging in age from four to six, the criminal complaint said.

Circuit Judge James Habeck ordered that Anderson serve 12 years on extended supervision when he is released from prison.

The judge also sentenced Anderson to write a letter of apology to the victims and their families, online records said. Anderson received credit for 161 days already spent in jail.

Anderson told investigators that his mother had operated the day care for about 10 years and that he occasionally watched "the kids" while his mother would run to the bank, the complaint said.

Anderson, who had worked at a grocery store before he was arrested, read a short statement Tuesday, telling the judge he was sorry, District Attorney Chuck Simono said.

We are confident we have covered all the victims but there could have been hundreds,” the prosecutor said.

Investigators interviewed the children of 40 families who have used the day care center in the past two years, Simono said.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WAOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Chief Engineer Russ Crass at 715-842-2251. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.