A former Waupaca County man, who is a convicted horse abuser, was arrested again on new charges in Brown County.
According to jail records, 53-year-old Sterling Rachwal, formerly of rural Weyauwega, was booked into the Brown County Jail on recommended charges of mistreatment of animals causing death, sexual gratification with an animal, and burglary. No further details have yet been released and no charges have yet been filed against Rachwal in court.
Rachwal’s history stems back to 1993, when he was convicted in Monroe County on three counts, including sexual gratification with an animal, where he was sentenced to 14 years in prison, but had the sentence overturned on an appeal.
In 1996, he was convicted of four counts, including mistreating animals in Waupaca County, but was declared not guilty on account of mental disease and was committed to a mental institution and released in 2008.
He was recommitted to a mental health institute in Waupaca County in 2010, but released again in 2015. Rachwell was also arrested in Fond Du Lac County in 2010 for disorderly conduct after he was found in a barn.
Rachwell will be in Brown County Court on Wednesday