Antigo man convicted on child sex charges

After less than two hours of deliberation, a Langlade County jury returned with a verdict of guilt Thursday afternoon for an Antigo man charged with the sexual assault of a four-year-old girl.

Edward “Freddy” Fleming said nothing when Judge Lamont Jacobson read the panel’s ruling but watched carefully as each juror was individually questioned to ensure their finding was indeed unanimous.

And as he and his defense counsel, Attorney Thomas Wilmouth of Hazelhurst, were advised of the next step of the process — a stay in the Wisconsin prison system until an official sentencing hearing on a date yet to be set — the victim’s family and supporters congregated in the hallway, providing hugs and voicing satisfaction in the ruling.

Full story: Antigo Daily Journal

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