Ripon man sentenced to 43 year prison term for sexually assaulting 6 children

FOND DU LAC -- On Monday, Aug. 5, Fond du Lac County District Attorney Eric Toney announced that Terry Phelps was sentenced to 30 years in prison and 13 years' extended supervision after pleading guilty to six felony counts involving sexual assault and physical abuse of a child.

Phelps was 58 at the time of sentencing, and received 126 days of sentence credit for time spent in custody prior to sentencing.

District Attorney Toney stated in a news release, "We are all so proud of these survivors for having the courage to come forward and share their stories with law enforcement. No amount of prison can take away the trauma and pain of what happened, but their courage in coming forward allowed this dangerous predator to be taken off our streets and help ensure other children are forever protected from him.”

This investigation was led by Ripon police.