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Former Wisconsin Man Makes Initial Appearance in Waupaca County on Charge of First Degree Sexual Assault

 

                        Glendon C. Gouker Extradited from Oklahoma to Wisconsin 

 

MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has announced that Glendon C. Gouker (DOB 04/20/71) appeared today in Waupaca County Circuit Court on a charge of First Degree Sexual Assault, a felony, for an incident occurring on November 5, 1990.  Judge Philip Kirk denied the defendant bail during today’s initial appearance.  A preliminary hearing is scheduled for February 15, 2013, at 3:00 pm.

 

According to the Criminal Complaint, on the evening of November 5, 1990, the suspect, while wearing a mask, forcefully took a 20-year-old woman to Taylor Field Park in the Village of Iola, where he had sexual contact with her, against her will, and threatened her.  Gouker said to the victim, according to the complaint, “I’m just doing my job; I got paid to do this.”  A September 2011 report from the Wisconsin State Crime Lab on DNA analysis of evidence re-submitted to the Lab from the sexual assault evidence collection kit indicates Gouker as a contributor to DNA found in the kit.

 

Department of Justice Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Gabrysiak is serving as special prosecutor in this matter.  A copy of the criminal complaint is available at the following link: 

Criminal Complaint

 

A criminal complaint is a document accusing a person of a violation of criminal law.  A defendant enjoys a presumption of innocence.  The prosecution must prove its allegations at trial beyond a reasonable doubt.