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SAWYER COUNTY -- A criminal complaint has been filed in Sawyer County Circuit Court, charging Leslie Quaderer, age 55, with Class B Felony Repeated Sexual Assault of a Child and Class F Felony Causing Child under 13 to View/Listen to Sexual Activity.

On October 17, 2018, the Lac Courte Oreilles Indian Child Welfare Department conducted an interview with a male child under the age of 13 who stated that he had been sexually assaulted by Leslie Quaderer.

During the interview, the male child told investigating officers that the assaults had been occurring over the course of the past year, and as recently as the past few weeks. The male child told investigators that he said to Quaderer that Quaderer was “lucky I don’t call the police”, and that Quaderer had replied, “you’re lucky I don’t kill you”. The male child also told officers that Quaderer physically hurt him during some of the assaults.

According to the criminal complaint, the male child said that he remembered the assaults occurring as early as when he was 9 years old and that he had sometimes allowed it to happen because of another minor child who had great affection for Quaderer; he didn’t “want her to feel bad”. The criminal complaint states that during some of the assaults Quaderer would physically assault the male child with his hands and during other assaults, he would force the child to watch him masturbate.

When the interviewing officer asked the child about Quaderer buying him gifts, the child said that Quaderer would buy him Dynamite Chips whenever he wanted.

He also told officers that on one occasion, Quaderer asked him if he wanted to watch a video and then showed him a video containing child p*rnography.

The male child told officers that on multiple occasions he had told Quaderer “No”, resisting the assaults, but that he couldn’t fight back because Quaderer is “50 something”.

Online circuit court records show that Quaderer has a lengthy history of criminal convictions dating back to 1993 and including Felony Aggravated Battery, Felony Failure to Report to Jail Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct, Misdemeanor Resisting/Obstructing, Operating While Revoked, and Operating While Intoxicated 4th Offense.

Quaderer made an initial appearance on October 30, 2018, regarding his criminal charges and is due back in Court later this month. Conditions of Quaderer’s bail bond prohibit him from having contact with any juvenile.

Pursuant to the direction of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3.6, Trial Publicly, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.


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