Fort Wayne native arrested, faces child sex charges in Wisconsin

Gary A. Huber was a sheriff’s deputy until recently
Gary Aaron Huber
Gary Aaron Huber(Rock Co. Sheriff's Office)
Published: Dec. 15, 2021 at 7:35 PM EST
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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV and Fort Wayne’s NBC) - A one-time Wisconsin deputy sheriff faces a slew of child sexual assault and abuse charges that prosecutors allege happened over a period of seven years.

On Wednesday, the state Dept. of Justice announced 10 charges against Gary A. Huber. The 34-year-old Huber was arrested two days ago in Fort Wayne. Records show he appeared in court on Tuesday. No bond has been set, and Huber has waived extradition.

A Rock County Sheriff’s Office social media post in 2016 indicates that Huber is a 2006 Homestead High School graduate who joined the US Marine Corps and served in Iraq, where he recieved a Purple Heart. He later received a degree in criminal justice from Indiana Wesleyan University.

Prosecutors said Huber served as deputy sheriff in Rock County from August 2016 through July 2021. According to the Dept. of Justice, he stepped down over the summer to avoid an internal investigation by the sheriff’s office.

The statement announcing the charges against Huber allege the crimes happened over a seven-year stretch, from 2010 to 2016. It listed the charges as:

  • First-degree child sexual assault – sexual contact with a child under age 13,
  • Repeated sexual assault of a child,
  • Child enticement- three counts,
  • Causing a child under age 13 to view/listen to sexual activity -two counts, and
  • Exposing genitals, pubic area, or intimate part – three counts

The criminal investigation by the Dept. of Justice’s Division of Criminal Investigation remains ongoing. Anyone with information about the allegations is asked to call 608-266-1621 or email report@doj.state.wi.us.

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