Change of plea: Peter Knebel pleads guilty to second-degree sexual assault of a child
WAUKESHA COUNTY -- A Waukesha pastor accused of sexually assaulting a child entered a new plea on Thursday, October 20th to an amended charge of second-degree sexual assault of a child. 73-year-old Peter Knebel had faced a count of first-degree sexual assault.
Knebel was accused of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old girl in his office at Fox River Christian Church.
Knebel is a former school bus driver for the City of Waukesha School District from August 2009 through June 2015 (when he retired). School district officials say Knebel worked for their private bus company “First Student” most recently.
Knebel was suspended from Fox River Christian Church as a result of this investigation.
Knebel will be sentenced on January 3, 2017.