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Daniel Stafford


A Whitehall man has been convicted of repeatedly sexually assaulting a child between the age of 5 and 10.

Daniel A. Stafford, 66, of 18641 Dewey St., pleaded no contest July 13 to one of five counts of repeatedly sexually assaulting a child.

The other four counts were dismissed and read in to the record.

Judge Steve Gibbs ordered a presentence investigation.

Stafford is set to be sentenced 9 a.m. Nov. 29.

Stafford was first charged in April 2017, and initially pleaded not guilty to all five charges at a February hearing.

A then-14-year-old child told authorities in March 2017 that Stafford had touched the child’s genital area under and over clothing “60 or more times” at a Lake Wissota residence and in a car, according to a criminal complaint.

The incidents happened at Stafford’s Lake Wissota residence and in a car, the child reported.

Stafford told an investigator in March 2017 he “touched (the child’s) ‘crotch’” over clothing more than once, according to the complaint.


Chippewa Herald reporter

Sarah Seifert reports for the Chippewa Herald. Contact her with tips or story ideas at 715-738-1608 or at

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