Adams County Man Sentenced for Sexually Assaulting Five Children

Nov 10 2014
Adams County Man Sentenced for Sexually Assaulting Five Children

 

MADISON — Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and Adams County District Attorney Tania Bonnett announced that Joey Hicks of Adams County was sentenced today on multiple counts of child sexual assault after a seven-day jury trial in Adams County found him guilty on April 29, 2014.  Hicks was convicted of three counts of second degree sexual assault of a child, three counts of first degree sexual assault of a child, incest, repeated acts of sexual assault of a child and attempted first degree sexual assault of a child.  Juneau County Judge John Roemer presided over the case.

 

Judge Roemer today sentenced the 49-year-old Hicks to serve a total of 75 years incarcerated in the Wisconsin state prison (WSP) system.  On the three convictions of second degree sexual assault and one count of incest, Hicks was sentenced to 10 years in prison. On count three, first degree sexual assault of a child, Hicks was sentenced to 50 years in prison; 35 years of initial confinement and 15 years of extended supervision.  On count four, repeated sexual assault of a child, Hicks was sentenced to 40 years in prison; 25 years of initial confinement and 15 years of extended supervision.  All six of those sentences are to run concurrent to each other.  On count five, first degree sexual assault of a child,  Hicks was sentenced to 60 years in prison; 40 years of initial confinement and 20 years of extended supervision. On count six, first degree sexual assault of a child,  Hicks was sentenced to 45 years in prison; 25 years of initial confinement and 20 years of extended supervision.  On count seven, attempted first degree sexual assault of a child,  Hicks was sentenced to 30 years in prison; 20 years of initial confinement and 10 years of extended supervision.  Judge Roemer ordered counts five, six and seven to run concurrent to each other but consecutive to the other six convictions.

 

When imposing sentence, Judge Roemer told Hicks that his “record indicates he is a psychopath and is unable to comply with the law” and that Hicks has “no concern for others or children.”  Judge Roemer described Hicks as a narcissist who only cares about his own sexual needs. 

 

At trial, several victims testified that when they were children, Joey Hicks sexually assaulted them.  Hicks was found guilty of nine counts of sexual assault for victimizing five children.  The incidents occurred in 1989, 1994, and 2004-2005.  Hicks faced a maximum of 290 years imprisonment.

 

District Attorney Tania Bonnett and Assistant Attorney General Karie D. Cattanach are representing the State.  This investigation was conducted by the Adams County Sheriff’s Department.  Victim services are being provided by the Adams County victim witness unit.