A Rhinelander man now faces a federal indictment for trying to entice a child into sex.
A federal grand jury returned the indictment against Richard Duellman, 42, on Wednesday.
Duellman is accused of trying to meet up with a 15-year-old girl for sex when he was arrested last Tuesday by the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office.
If convicted in federal court, Duellman faces a mandatory minimum penalty of ten years and a maximum of life in federal prison.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Elizabeth Altman is handling the prosecution.
An Internet Crimes Against Children investigation led Oneida County deputies to Duellman.
“I’m sure, [last Tuesday], if there was a 15-year-old girl that met Mr. Duellman, we would have another victim, another child victim, of sexual assault by an adult,” said Oneida County Sheriff’s Captain Terri Hook after the arrest.
Duellman has a history of problems with child sexual abuse.
He’s been convicted three times since 2013 for related crimes in Wisconsin and Minnesota.