Rhinelander man sentenced to prison for 2018 sexual, physical assault
By Eileen Persike
A Rhinelander man will spend 25 years in prison for a 2018 sexual assault of an elderly woman. Isaiah Moren, 23, pleaded guilty to second degree sexual assault and second degree reckless injury in January. Felony charges including strangulation, aggravated battery and burglary were dismissed.
On June 10, 2018, a woman reported to a hospital emergency room nurse that her elderly mother had been physically and sexually assaulted in her home the previous night. DNA found on the woman’s clothing identified Moren as the suspected attacker. He had been in the Oneida County Jail on a $500,000 cash bond since June 13.
Oneida County Circuit Court Judge Patrick F. O’Melia handed down the sentence Aug. 14. On the count of second degree reckless injury, a Class F felony, Moren was sentenced to five years behind bars and three years extended supervision. On the second count, second degree sexual assault, a Class C felony, Moren was sentenced to 20 years behind bars and 10 years extended supervision with 793 days credit. The two sentences will be served consecutively. He was also ordered to pay more than $13,000 in restitution and fees.