ALTOONA, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – An attorney for former Altoona Superintendent Dan Peggs is targeting his ex-wife’s social media posts ahead of a plea hearing tomorrow morning in federal court.
In a plea deal reached in July, Peggs pleaded guilty to one count of possession of child pornography. The deal dismisses his more serious charges of sex trafficking a minor and production of child pornography.
With his guilty plea, he faces a maximum of ten years in prison and a fine of up to 250 thousand dollars.
In her blog, Peggs’ ex-wife Ashley has asked family and friends to write a letter to Judge James Peterson asking for the maximum sentence. Records show 25 letters have been filed so far. In a letter sent to Judge Peterson this afternoon, Peggs’ attorney claims she has no right to act as a victim, in this case, writing she should air her grievances rather in state custody court.
The plea hearing is scheduled for 10:30 Friday morning.