Priebe Sentenced for Assaulting Child

WBAY, Oct. 17, 2002

A former member of a religious group in Shawano County was sentenced Wednesday morning for the sexual assault of a child.

A judge sentenced Gaeland Priebe to twelve years in prison. Priebe will be eligible for parole after three years.

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Priebe entered a rarely-used Alford plea to the charge, meaning he maintains his innocence while admitting there is evidence of guilt.

Priebe said the religious group he was involved with is a cult, and he blamed pressure from the group for his actions.

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