De Pere man charged with sexually assaulting 8-year-old girl

Jeffrey Belisle is charged with repeated sexual assault of a child
Jeffrey Belisle is charged with repeated sexual assault of a child(Brown County Jail)
Published: Apr. 21, 2021 at 11:11 AM CDT
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DE PERE, Wis. (WBAY) - A 59-year-old De Pere man faces 60 years in prison if he’s convicted of repeatedly sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl.

Jeffrey Wayne Belisle was formally charged back in December but is scheduled for an initial appearance in Brown County court on Wednesday.

A woman told police she started to notice strange behavior between Belisle and the girl that she described as “grooming.” She talked to Belisle about what she thought was inappropriate behavior, but it continued. After finding out he was alone with the girl in her bedroom, she kicked Belisle out of her house.

She asked the girl if Belisle had touched her. The girl said yes. The girl told police Belisle was “scary.”

When Belisle had a meeting with his parole agent, police questioned him. He replied, “Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god, no.” He said he tickled the girl and played rough sometimes but vehemently denied touching the girl inappropriately. “I did not do that on several occasions,” he answered, adding, “I did not do that on one occasion.”

He told investigators he wouldn’t do anything to risk going back after spending 21 years in prison then being sent back for 3 years after his daughter said he beat her.

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