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Glendon C. Gouker Extradited from Oklahoma to Wisconsin to Face Charge in “Cold Case”
MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has announced that Glendon C. Gouker (DOB 04/20/71) waived his right today to a preliminary hearing and therefore was bound over for trial in Waupaca County Circuit Court on a charge of First Degree Sexual Assault, a felony, for an incident occurring on November 5, 1990. An arraignment has been scheduled for February 27, 2013, at 2 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:
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. This case was investigated by the Waupaca County Sheriff’s Department and the Department of Justice (DOJ) – Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI)