Court News

Sexual assault of a child

A Shawano man has been charged with two counts of repeated sexual assault of a child for alleged sexual contact with two children that occurred in the city over the course of several years.

Patrick A. Heath, 38, is accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl between June and August 2009, and the repeated sexual assault of another girl who was 12 when the assaults allegedly began in 2001. Those assaults continued through June 2005, according to the complaint.

Heath could face a maximum 40 years in prison if convicted of the first count, which covers the more recent alleged assaults. On the second count, he could face a maximum 15 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.

Heath is free on a $25,000 signature bond and is due back in court for a preliminary hearing on Sept. 15.

Possession of meth

A Wausau man is facing a felony charge of possessing methamphetamine after authorities responded to a drug complaint at the Ho Chunk Casino in the town of Wittenberg.

According to the criminal complaint John Lee, 30, was found in possession of a glass pipe with meth residue, which casino authorities reported he had been smoking while sitting in a vehicle.

Lee had been babysitting two children who were also in the vehicle at the time of the July 13 incident, according to the complaint.

Lee could face a maximum 3 1/2 years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted of possession of methamphetamine.

He also faces six felony counts of bail jumping, which each carry a maximum six years imprisonment and $10,000 fine.

He is also charged with misdemeanor counts of child neglect and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Lee was bound over for trial after a preliminary hearing Monday. He is scheduled for arraignment Monday and is being held on a $2,500 cash bond.

Felony OWI

A Pulaski man is scheduled for a preliminary hearing Tuesday on a felony count of fourth-offense operating while intoxicated.

Gary L. Jordan, 56, was arrested after being pulled over Wednesday in Bonduel by sheriff’s deputies responding to a reckless driving complaint.

Jordan could face a maximum six years in prison and a $10,000 fine if convicted. He is also charged with misdemeanor counts of operating after revocation, obstructing an officer and bail jumping.

He was ordered held on a $2,000 cash bond at a court appearance Thursday.