A 17-year-old Centralia teen pleaded guilty today in Clinton County Court to a felony charge of harassment of a witness.
Biegeleisen pleaded guilty to harassing the victim outside the courthouse following a bond increase hearing for his 35-year-old relative Jerry Biegeleisen. Bail was set at $500,000 for the teen, following his arrest.
His relative, Jerry Biegeleisen is scheduled for a January 22nd jury trial. He is charged with 6 counts Class X predatory criminal sexual assault, each count is punishable by up to 30 years in prison if resulting in a conviction. He is also charged with criminal sexual assault of a family member. All 7 charges include allegations spanning a period dating back to 2003 through 2011.