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Spring Valley man sentenced to eight years prison for incest

A Spring Valley man will spend the next eight years in prison after Tuesday's sentencing hearing in Pierce County Circuit Court.

John A. Landgraf, 64, was also ordered to be on extended supervision for eight more years upon his release after pleading guilty to one count of incest last year.

"I can't emphasize how serious this offense was," Judge Joseph Boles said. A pre-sentence investigation called for 16 years to be split between confinement and extended supervision.

Boles reiterated how troubled he was the victim provided evidence to family members that Landgraf was molesting her, but Landgraf persuaded the family she was lying and continued molesting.

"You had a chance to stop it, but you said no and convinced them otherwise," he said. "What is your character? A molester or the guy everyone in town thinks you are."

For more please read the March 21 print version of the Pierce County Herald.

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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