Former Rhinelander janitor sentenced in child sex assault case
Star Journal Staff
Stavros Iliopoulos, the former janitor at a Rhinelander elementary school, was sentenced to 30 years in the Wisconsin State Prison System – 14 years initial confinement followed by 16 years of extended supervision for the sexual assault of a student last year.
Iliopoulos, 66, was found guilty by a jury this past September of child enticement, false imprisonment and first degree child sexual assault.
On the charge of child enticement, Iliopoulos was sentenced to four years in prison and three years extended supervision; for false imprisonment, one year in prison and two year extended supervision. These sentences will be served concurrently to the 14 years initial confinement and 16 years extended supervision handed down for the first degree child sexual assault charge. Iliopoulos has 368 days jail credit. Iliopoulos was ordered to undergo sex offender and mental health treatment and is to have no contact with the victim or the victim’s family nor be around any setting where children congregate.
Three of the victim’s family members read statements to the court before Judge Michael Bloom handed down Iliopoulos’ sentence.
Iliopoulos was working as a contracted janitor at Northwoods Community Elementary School when he was arrest after a student reported Iliopoulos touched her inappropriately in a closet at the school. School surveillance video shown during his trial showed Iliopolous entering a closet with the student. The student told officials that the janitor hugged and kissed her and touched her bare leg.