MADISON, Wis. (WEAU) – An legal professional for Dan Peggs has submitted a letter to U.S. District Judge James Peterson ahead of a plea hearing on Friday in response to latest social media posts designed by Peggs’ ex-spouse.
Choose Peterson will make a decision Friday no matter whether to settle for a plea offer attained in July, in which the former superintendent of the School District of Altoona pleaded responsible to one depend of possession of kid pornography. The plea offer dismisses the extra critical fees Peggs confronted such as sex trafficking a insignificant and production of boy or girl pornography. If Decide Peterson chooses to take the plea offer, Peggs faces a utmost of ten several years in prison and a fantastic of up to $250,000.
In her site, Parenting with Theory, Ashley Peggs, has requested her relatives and buddies to generate to Choose Peterson asking for the most sentence for her ex-partner.
“We want to be read and as a collective team, we can at minimum come to feel like we have performed all that we can,” she wrote in a July 15 publish. “We are asking for the utmost sentence probable in hopes that it will allow his spouse and children and his victims time to mend. It will also make it possible for his daughters to expand up safely and absent from a gentleman who could put them into harm’s way.”
Documents exhibit 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 Choose Peterson addressing these posts contacting it “unusual” for so lots of letters to be despatched right before a plea. Bugni promises Ashley does not qualify as a crime target in this situation, producing her grievances should somewhat be aired in custody proceedings in state court docket.
In the letter Bugni wrote, “While Ms. Peggs has just about every appropriate to privately (and publicly) disparage Peggs as a crummy husband, she doesn’t have the ideal to stand in courtroom cloaked as a target and work out a victim’s legal rights.”
Dan Peggs is scheduled to look prior to Choose Peterson at 10:30 a.m. on Friday for a plea hearing.
As part of the settlement, Peggs would waive the suitable to enchantment and the ideal to a jury trial. He would also be under supervision for lifestyle once launched from prison and have to spend restitution in the case.
If the plea offer is approved, the decide will return a sentence in 8 to 10 weeks.
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