Man sentenced in Oneida County after testing of backlogged sexual assault kits
A former Mincoqua man has been sentenced to prison for a sexual assault that occurred in 2013. In December, a jury found Brandon A. Darnick guilty of first degree child sexual assault – sexual contact with a person under age 13. He was sentenced in Oneida County Circuit Court July 2 to 25 years initial confinement and 15 years extended supervision by Judge Patrick F. O’Melia.
The case was prosecuted by members of the State Attorney General’s office. State Attorney General Josh Kaul said the victim’s sexual assault kit was tested as part of the Wisconsin Sexual Assault Kit Initiative (SAKI) in 2018.
“This case shows, once again, how important the Sexual Assault Kit Initiative is and how important it is that we continue working to strengthen Wisconsin’s response to sexual assault,” said Kaul. “Thank you to the many people whose work led to justice.”