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May 19, 2019

5/11/2019 7:30:00 AM
Iliopoulos still waiting for lawyer
By River News Staff


The Tomahawk man accused of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old Northwoods Community Elementary School (NCES) student in November is still waiting for a new defense attorney to be appointed to represent his interests.

Stavros Iliopoulos, 66, requested new counsel late last month, however a new attorney has yet to be secured, Oneida County Circuit Judge Michael Bloom announced during a status conference in the case Monday afternoon.

Iliopoulos was charged Nov. 21 with first-degree sexual assault of a child, false imprisonment and child enticement after a Northwoods Community Elementary School (NCES) student claimed he intercepted her as she attempted to enter a restroom and touched her inappropriately.

He was employed as a janitor at the school at the time.

According to court records, attorneys Elizabeth Svehlek and Mary Burns filed a motion April 17 seeking to withdraw as Iliopoulos' attorneys. A hearing on the motion was held April 23 and Bloom issued an order allowing the two attorneys to end their representation of the defendant.

A status conference was set for May 5, however when the case was called Monday afternoon Bloom announced the search for an attorney for Iliopoulos was continuing.

He rescheduled the matter for June 24 and stated that he expects an attorney will be appointed by that time.

A final pre-trial conference in the case has been set for Aug. 20. A jury trial is scheduled for September

According to the complaint, the NCES student claimed Iliopoulos intercepted her as she attempted to enter a restroom Nov. 20 and touched her inappropriately. Iliopoulos was working as a school custodian at the time of the alleged assault but was later fired by Victory Janitorial which has a contract with the School District of Rhinelander to clean school buildings.

According to the complaint, the girl told investigators she left her classroom to use the restroom when Iliopoulos approached her and asked for a hug. She declined and attempted to go back to her classroom, but Iliopoulos took her to a closet instead, she reported. In the closet, the girl said Iliopoulos hugged and kissed her and then began to touch her over and under her clothing. She said she tried to reach the door handle but Iliopoulos grabbed her arm and pushed it up against the wall. He eventually let her out of the closet with a warning not to tell anyone what happened, she reported. Iliopoulos, who has denied the allegations, is being held in the county jail in lieu of $50,000 cash bail. If convicted, he faces up to life in prison.





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