MADISON, Wis. – Today, Attorney General Brad Schimel announced the successful prosecution of 53-year-old Sean G. Moore of Baraboo, Wis. Moore was found guilty in Juneau County Circuit Court of charges of Repeated Sexual Assault of Same Child (At Least Three Violations of 1st Degree Sexual Assault), and three other felonies relating to the sexual assault of a child.
“With this conviction, justice has finally been served to this victim,” said Attorney General Schimel. “I spent a better part of my prosecutorial career in the sensitive crimes unit, helping survivors find their voice to hold their offenders accountable for truly horrendous crimes. This was hard, emotional case. DOJ prosecutors worked hard with Juneau County Sheriff’s Office, Juneau County Department of Human Services, and victim services to support the victim, and see that justice was done. DOJ will continue to serve survivors by providing the support they need and deserve.”
The case was investigated by the Juneau County Sheriff’s Department and prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Christopher A. Liegel of the Wisconsin Department of Justice. The Juneau County District Attorney’s Office Victim Witness Service Coordinator provided crime victim services and support.
On August 29, 2018, Moore was found guilty at trial for Repeated Sexual Assault of Same Child (At Least 3 Violations of 1st Degree Sexual Assault), and three other felonies relating to the sexual assault of a child. A sentencing hearing is scheduled on November 26, 2018. Moore faces a maximum sentence of 137 years with mandatory minimum 25 years in the Wisconsin State prison.
Under Attorney General Schimel’s leadership, DOJ has reformed sexual assault response protocols, advocated for legislation that protects survivors and their privacy, trained communities to respond to sexual assault with a trauma-informed, victim-centered approach, and championed the testing of previously unsubmitted sexual assault kits in Wisconsin.