Eagle River man pleads no contest to 2017 sexual assault
Star Journal Staff
An Eagle River man will be sentenced March 4 after entering a no contest plea in Oneida County Circuit Court Jan. 14, in connection with a sexual assault more than two years ago.
Richard S. Loppnow, 40, was charged with two counts of first degree sexual assault, a class B felony for twice assaulting a woman on his property in October 2017. The charges were reduced to Class G, third degree sexual assault, for which he faces up to five years each count in prison and five years each count, extended supervision.
According to the criminal complaint, the victim and a man she was with received a call Oct. 28, 2017, from Loppnow who requested the pair drive to his residence on Oneida Farms Road in Eagle River. Once there, Loppnow got into the vehicle with them and allegedly placed a sawed-off shotgun on the dash board and told them to drive to a different location on the property.
The victim said she was told by Loppnow that she had to accompany him to a building on the property, which is where she said she was first assaulted.
After allegedly being told to drive to another location, Loppnow took the victim to a trailer on the property where she was reportedly assaulted a second time.