Button gets 30 years in prison
By Gazette staff
STEVENS POINT –A man who hid in a Ringle bunker to avoid child sexual assault and pornography charges will serve 30 years in prison.
Jeremiah Button, 44, was sentenced in Portage County court for child pornography and sexual assault charges he received in 2016.
When out on bail, Button failed to show for a plea hearing. On Aug. 9, officers found him hiding in a bunker near Ringle.
During a Sept. 20 plea hearing, Button was found guilty for two of the 13 charges against him – repeated sexual assault of the same child and possession of child pornography.
Button was sentenced 25 years for repeated first degree child assault and another five years for pornography charges.