WASHBURN COUNTY -- The Court has sentenced a Stone Lake, WI man on a conviction of 2nd Degree Sexual Assault of Child in Washburn County Circuit Court.

DrydenWire.com first reported in January 2020 that Daniel Mitchell, a convicted sex offender, was facing new charges for sexual assault of child under 16 years of age. The charges were filed against Mitchell following an investigation by the Spooner Police Department into reports that he had sexual contact with a child on at least 2 occasions during November and December 2019.

Mitchell was previously convicted of 2nd Degree Sexual Assault of a Child in 2009 and served a term in prison for that conviction until he was released on supervision in September 2019. Wisconsin Department of Corrections online records show that he was returned to prison in July 2020. Details of additional time he will serve for violation of supervision are not listed online.

Mitchell was charged with two counts of Class C Felony Sexual Assault of Child Under 16 Years of Age in the new Washburn County case.

Online circuit court records show that at a hearing in February 2021 Mitchell entered a plea of no contest to one charge of Class C Felony Sexual Assault of Child Under 16 Years of Age. The second charge was dismissed but read in for consideration at sentencing.

On April 27, 2021, the Court ordered an 18-year sentence for Mitchell on his new conviction; 10 years of initial confinement in prison to be followed by 8 years of extended supervision. This sentence is to be served consecutively to any additional time that Mitchell will serve on his previous 2009 conviction.

Mitchell is required to register as a sex offender for life and is prohibited from having contact with anyone under the age of 18 for the duration of his sentence.

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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