The state’s highest court has agreed to hear the appeal of a former area police chief convicted of repeatedly sexually assaulting two teenage boys.
Former Wheeler Police Chief Gary Wayerski is serving a 14-year prison sentence.
He’s asking that his convictions be overturned and that he get a new trial.
Wayerski claims his lawyer was deficient for not giving him the chance to deny allegations by a so-called ‘jail-house snitch’, and he claims prosecutors failed to turn over some information on the case, as required by law.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the case September 5.
Dunn County (WQOW) – Wheeler’s ex-police chief is going to prison for a long time.
On Wednesday, Gary Wayerski was sentenced to 14 years behind bars. He was convicted of a range of crimes related to sexual assault. He had been accused of having dozens of sexual encounters with two teens he was mentoring.
Wayerski was charged in 2011 when he was still police chief of the Dunn County village. He was fired a few months later.
Along with prison time, Wayerski was also given 16 years of extended supervision.