Okla. man could face 20 years for Wis. sex assault

WAUPACA, Wis. (AP) -- An Oklahoma man who pleaded guilty to a 1990 sexual assault in Wisconsin could face up to 20 years in prison.

Glendon C. Gouker is being held in Oklahoma, where he awaits trial on charges that he killed a 19-year-old man in 2010.

The 41-year-old pleaded guilty in Waupaca County earlier this month to sexually assaulting a 20-year-old woman in 1992. Wisconsin online court records say he waived his right Thursday to appear in person for sentencing. Instead he'll appear by video-conference.

A sentencing date will be scheduled after Gouker's Oklahoma proceedings are over. Prosecutors say they'll request the maximum 20-year sentence.

A message left for Gouker's public defender Thursday wasn't immediately returned.

Gouker has also been named a "person of interest" in the stabbing deaths of two people in Weyauwega last month.

The comment sections of our web set are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate. We want to hear from the viewers but we are not obligated to post comments we feel inappropriate or violate our guidelines. Here are some of the criteria you should follow when posting comments:

Comments cannot be profane or vulgar. Children and families visit this site. We will delete comments that use profanity or cross the lines of good taste.

We will delete all comments using hate speech. Slurs, stereotypes and violent talk aren’t welcome on our web site.

Comments should not attack other readers personally.

We will delete comments we deem offensive, in bad taste, or out of bounds. We are not obligated to post comments that are rude or insensitive.

We do not edit user-submitted comments.

As a host WEAU 13 News welcomes a wide spectrum of opinions. However, we have a responsibility to all our readers to try to keep our comment section fair and decent. For that reason WEAU 13 News reserves the right to not post or to remove any comment.
powered by Disqus