On August 28, 2018, a federal grand jury returned an indictment against Brian D. Wickersham, age 58, of Merrill, Wisconsin. Wickersham faces charges alleging he attempted to coerce or entice a minor child to engage in illicit sexual activity.
Wickersham is also charged with transporting the minor across state lines with the intent to engage in criminal sexual activity contrary to Title 18, United States Code, Section 2423(a). Wickersham was previously convicted of first-degree sexual assault of a child in Milwaukee County Circuit Court. Due to this conviction he is a lifetime sex offender registrant under the laws of Wisconsin. As such, he faces a third charge for the commission of a felony sex offense by an individual required to register as a sexual offender contrary to Title 18, United States Code, Section 2260A.
If convicted of the charges, Wickersham faces a mandatory life sentence.