Monroe County DA: Altoona man convicted of child sex crimes

Eric Wirth
Published: Sep. 18, 2023 at 11:56 AM CDT
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MONROE COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) - An Altoona man is convicted of child sex crimes.

Monroe County District Attorney Kevin D. Croninger announced that on Sept. 15, 2023, a Monroe County jury convicted 44-year-old, Eric Wirth of eight charges. The charges include repeated sexual assault of same child, use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime, cause a child to view sexual activity, exposing a child to harmful material, two counts of sexual exploitation of a child, sex with a child age 16 or older and possession of cocaine.

According to the District Attorney’s Office, the convictions came after a three-day jury trial. The Office says the charges against Wirth stem from conduct that occurred between May of 2017 and July of 2021.

Court records show sentencing is scheduled for Jan. 5, 2024.