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Woodside Parents Alerted That Sexual Assault Suspect Lives Nearby

Teenager living near school accused of sexual assault this summer in Washington County.

Hamilton School District officials on Tuesday sent a letter to Woodside Elementary School parents informing them that a teenager accused of sexual assaulting a 6-year-old girl this summer, lives near their school. 

Alluding to a case pending against 17-year-old Daniel Koepke in Washington County Circuit Court, Woodside Principal James Edmond, told parents that extra police patrols have been planned near the school.

"In addition, all district schools have monitored, secure entrances, and I have reinforced with our staff the need to be diligent in playground supervision," he wrote. 

Koepke is a Hamilton High School senior who has been charged with four felony counts stemming from an alleged sexual assault of a girl, according to the Sussex Sun and the Wisconsin Circuit Court System. 

"Now is a good time to remind everyone about the importance of close and careful supervision of children. Conversation with young children about stranger-danger also may be appropriate," Edmond added in the letter.

The Sun is reporting that while Koepke was charged Washington County Circuit Court in July, the school district just learned of the allegations Monday.  

Elaine November 17, 2012 at 01:44 AM
Check out the latest articles in the Patch and Living Lake Country (links below)– Daniel plead “no contest” to two of his felony charges, but the judge dismissed the other two because: "The court recognizes that there is some disagreement regarding who initiated the removal of clothes," Gonring said, to audible gasps from members of the victim's family, who were in court." The victim was 5 years old. How in the world can a judge throw out two of the felony charges on that basis?! I know a number of families in Daniel’s neighborhood and they are praying that he’s removed from society for a long time. And if hat doesn’t happen, they’re hoping that the family moves far away from Woodside Elementary. Honestly… how could they not move? Whether it's right or not, this event is what everyone thinks of when they see them. http://sussex.patch.com/articles/sussex-teenager-pleads-no-contest-in-alleged-sexual-assault http://www.livinglakecountry.com/sussexsun/179490021.html
DT November 17, 2012 at 02:09 AM
Thank you Frank! Well Said!
DT November 17, 2012 at 02:15 AM
There are no words for what the Judge has done. I can't believe that they would even fathom a 5 year old initiating what happened. I have a 5 year old who does not like to keep his clothes on (most 5 year olds don't) , does that mean my child initiated an incident where a teenager should take sexual advantage of them when that teenager is in a position of authority (babysitting)??? Horrible Horrible judgement on part of the judge! I pray for the innocent child and the family that will have to endure years of untrust in individuals as a whole. :(
J November 20, 2012 at 03:26 PM
I live in Majestic Heights. And every day I hope that Daniel is not only removed from our neighborhood (and never to return) but I hope he is kept away from all children. Child sex predators are monsters.

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