A 49-year-old Adams County man will spend 45 years in prison followed by 25 years extended supervision.
Joey Hicks was sentenced today on multiple counts of child sexual assault after a seven-day jury trial in found him guilty on April 29, 2014. Hicks was convicted of three counts of second degree sexual assault of a child, three counts of first degree sexual assault of a child, incest, repeated acts of sexual assault of a child and attempted first degree sexual assault of a child. Juneau County Judge John Roemer presided over the case.
When imposing sentence, Judge Roemer told Hicks that his “record indicates he is a psychopath and is unable to comply with the law” and that Hicks has “no concern for others or children.” Judge Roemer described Hicks as a narcissist who only cares about his own sexual needs.
At trial, several victims testified that when they were children, Joey Hicks sexually assaulted them. Hicks was found guilty of nine counts of sexual assault for victimizing five children. The incidents occurred in 1989, 1994, and 2004-2005. Hicks faced a maximum of 290 years imprisonment.
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