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An Antigo man who exposed himself to an eight-year-old girl in the bathroom of a local ball park was sentenced in Langlade County Circuit Court Wednesday to an extended term in prison.

Jacob Ball, 26, was ordered by Judge Fred Kawalski to a six and a half-year stay in the Wisconsin prison system for the act which occurred at Saratoga Park in June of 2013.

The ruling came as the result of a complicated plea agreement, beginning with a plea hearing back in May, which encompassed the case in addition to several others, all involving similar allegations.

Ball’s history of criminal behavior, which includes a 2004 conviction stemming from a case of exposure in a local parking lot, played a role in Assistant District Attorney Jill Laufenberg’s prison recommendation. Attorney Thomas Wilmouth served as defense counsel.

In the Saratoga offense, a girl told investigators that she had been inside a restroom stall when she heard someone enter the facility. She exited the locked stall and saw a man, who was later identified as Ball, standing and facing her. She said he was masturbating.

The girl told police she moved toward the sink but the man would not let her get there. She said she then tried to go out the bathroom door but he blocked her from exiting. The girl said she then started to scream at which time the man left.

Ball initially denied committing the act.

In May, he pleaded no contest to four counts linked to the offense — causing a child to view or listen to sexual activity, exposing genitals in public, lewd and lascivious behavior and disorderly conduct.

He also pleaded no contest to an unrelated count of battery by a prisoner for a fight inside the Langlade County Jail in January.

Additional charges linked to the Saratoga offense including allegations of child enticement and false imprisonment were dismissed. Also dismissed were two counts of battery by a prisoner for subsequent fights in April and May and a charge of lewd and lascivious conduct involving acts of exposure directed at corrections officers within the jail.

In his ruling, Judge Kawalski ordered Ball to remain under supervision for an extended time at the close of his six-plus year prison stay. An additional two years of prison was imposed and stayed.

During his time of probation, which will include strict restrictions of release, Ball must also perform 50 hours of community service during each year of supervision.


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Man gets prison term for bathroom exposure
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An Antigo man who exposed himself to an eight-year-old girl in the bathroom of a local ball park was sentenced in Langlade County Circuit Court Wednesday to an extended term in prison.

Jacob Ball, 26, was ordered by Judge Fred Kawalski to a six and a half-year stay in the Wisconsin prison system for the act which occurred at Saratoga Park in June of 2013.

The ruling came as the result of a complicated plea agreement, beginning with a plea hearing back in May, which encompassed the case in addition to several others, all involving similar allegations.

Ball’s history of criminal behavior, which includes a 2004 conviction stemming from a case of exposure in a local parking lot, played a role in Assistant District Attorney Jill Laufenberg’s prison recommendation. Attorney Thomas Wilmouth served as defense counsel.

In the Saratoga offense, a girl told investigators that she had been inside a restroom stall when she heard someone enter the facility. She exited the locked stall and saw a man, who was later identified as Ball, standing and facing her. She said he was masturbating.

The girl told police she moved toward the sink but the man would not let her get there. She said she then tried to go out the bathroom door but he blocked her from exiting. The girl said she then started to scream at which time the man left.

Ball initially denied committing the act.

In May, he pleaded no contest to four counts linked to the offense — causing a child to view or listen to sexual activity, exposing genitals in public, lewd and lascivious behavior and disorderly conduct.

He also pleaded no contest to an unrelated count of battery by a prisoner for a fight inside the Langlade County Jail in January.

Additional charges linked to the Saratoga offense including allegations of child enticement and false imprisonment were dismissed. Also dismissed were two counts of battery by a prisoner for subsequent fights in April and May and a charge of lewd and lascivious conduct involving acts of exposure directed at corrections officers within the jail.

In his ruling, Judge Kawalski ordered Ball to remain under supervision for an extended time at the close of his six-plus year prison stay. An additional two years of prison was imposed and stayed.

During his time of probation, which will include strict restrictions of release, Ball must also perform 50 hours of community service during each year of supervision.


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