By Shereen Siewert
A 42-year-old Rhinelander man with three prior child sex crime convictions is facing new charges after a July 21 arrest by the Oneida County Sheriff’s Department, officials said Wednesday.
Richard M. Duellman faces felony charges of child enticement, use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime and attempted second degree sexual assault of a child. The charges are the result of an Internet Crimes Against Children investigation.
Duellman has a past history of child sexual abuse arrests. In December 2013, Duellman was convicted of child enticement in an incident involving a 15-year-old child in Price County, according to court records. In June 2014, Duellman was convicted of exposing a child to harmful material in an incident involving a 13-year-old girl in Clark County. In 2018, he was convicted of soliciting a child in Milles Lac County, Minnesota. He is currently on probation and is also subject to lifetime Global Positioning System (GPS) monitoring.
While serving a search warrant at Duellman’s residence, Richard J. Duellman, 69, of Rhinelander, was arrested for being a felon in possession of a firearm and possession of marijuana.
In a news release, Oneida County Sheriff Grady Hartman praised the efforts of the ICAC team.
“Duellman is a very serious offender in that he had been convicted of this same crime and served time in prison,” Hartman said. “He has only been out of prison for a few years.”
Richard M. Duellman is jailed on a probation hold. An initial appearance on the latest charges has not yet been set.