Attorney for Dan Peggs targets ex-wife’s social media posts forward of plea hearing
MADISON, Wis. (WEAU) – An lawyer for Dan Peggs has submitted a letter to U.S. District Choose James Peterson forward of a plea hearing on Friday in reaction to latest social media posts designed by Peggs’ ex-spouse.
Judge Peterson will make a decision Friday whether to settle for a plea offer arrived at in July, in which the previous superintendent of the School District of Altoona pleaded guilty to one count of possession of youngster pornography. The plea deal dismisses the far more serious fees Peggs confronted including sex trafficking a small and output of kid pornography. If Decide Peterson chooses to settle for the plea deal, Peggs faces a optimum of ten many years in jail and a fantastic of up to $250,000.
In her site, Parenting with Theory, Ashley Peggs, has requested her spouse and children and buddies to write to Judge Peterson asking for the utmost sentence for her ex-partner.
“We need to have to be heard and as a collective group, we can at least experience like we have done all that we can,” she wrote in a July 15 submit. “We are asking for the most sentence feasible in hopes that it will enable his household and his victims time to heal. It will also enable his daughters to expand up securely and away from a gentleman who could place them into harm’s way.”
Documents clearly show 25 sealed letters have been submitted to the courts with regards to Peggs’ sentencing.
On Thursday, Affiliate Federal Defender Joseph Bugni wrote a letter to Decide Peterson addressing these posts contacting it “unusual” for so quite a few letters to be sent before a plea. Bugni promises Ashley does not qualify as a criminal offense sufferer in this situation, crafting her grievances really should rather be aired in custody proceedings in condition court docket.
In the letter Bugni wrote, “While Ms. Peggs has every ideal to privately (and publicly) disparage Peggs as a crummy husband, she does not have the proper to stand in courtroom cloaked as a target and exercise a victim’s rights.”
Dan Peggs is scheduled to appear prior to Choose Peterson at 10:30 a.m. on Friday for a plea listening to.
As component of the arrangement, Peggs would waive the ideal to appeal and the appropriate to a jury demo. He would also be less than supervision for lifetime after unveiled from prison and have to pay out restitution in the scenario.
If the plea deal is approved, the judge will return a sentence in 8 to 10 months.
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