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La Crosse man gets 3 years for sexually assaulting 14-year-old



22-year-old took reduced charge, after charged
with raping girl being held at gunpoint 

A 22-year-old La Crosse man was sentenced to three years in prison for sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl. 

Jeremy Wrencher was sentenced to a reduced sexual assault charge, after originally being accused of raping a 14-year-old girl, who was being held at gunpoint by Wrecher’s brother, according to the complaint.

The victim told police Wrencher raped her back in August of 2016, despite her telling him to stop. Wrencher and his brother then raped her a second time, forcing her to perform oral sex at gunpoint, the complaint said.

Judge Scott Horne said Wrencher took advantage of the teen who has “significant” personal issues. Horne also said Wrencher should have followed the example of one of his brother, who has earned college degrees and plans to become a counselor

Wrencher had asked to avoid jail time, so he could also accomplish things in his life. Wrencher said at the sentencing that “trouble kind of finds its way to me.”

Wrencher pled guilty in April to 3rd degree sexual assault. The case went to a negotiated plea instead of a trial, because it was determined that the trial might be harmful to the girl.

In 2015, Wrencher was also charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old. He pleaded guilty to a reduced charge there, as well, pleading guilty to fourth-degree sexual assault.

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