Walworth man sentenced for sexual assault cases

A Town of Walworth man was sentenced to 30 years in prison in two cases of sexual assault.

Lawrence C. Hisel Jr., 32, was sentenced Nov. 15 to 15 years in prison and 15 years extended supervision for having sex multiple times with a girl when she was 12 and 13 years old.

He pleaded guilty to the charge in June.

The sentence is to run consecutively to a sentence of 15 years in prison and 15 years extended supervision on a charge of using a computer to facilitate a sex crime in a separate case. In that case, he also pleaded guilty to soliciting an intimate representation from a minor, child enticement and failure to maintain the state’s Sex Offender Registry. He was also sentenced to 15 years in prison and 15 years extended supervision on each of those three charges. Those sentences are to run concurrently with the other sentences.

Hisel faced life in prison having originally been charged with repeated sexual assault of a child as a persistent repeater in that case. The persistent repeater status carries a mandatory sentence of life in prison if convicted.

He pleaded guilty June 21 to a lesser charge – repeated sexual assault of the same child. That charge is a Class C felony, which carries maximum penalties of 40 years in prison and $100,000 in fines. He was scheduled to be sentenced Aug. 15.

According to the criminal complaint, the girl described multiple incidents in which Hisel had sexual intercourse with her. She said the first time was at her Elkhorn home when she was 12 years old and Hisel was 28 years old, according to the complaint. The girl said when she was 12 and 13 years old, Hisel had sex with her about eight times including at his home in Elkhorn, in his car at Burger King in Walworth, and at Babe Mann Park in Elkhorn, according to the complaint. The girl said she believes she contracted herpes from Hisel, the complaint states.

Hisel was convicted of second-degree sexual assault of a child in Walworth County in 2008 and sentenced to five years probation with a year in jail with work-release privileges as a condition of probation.

 
 

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