Man sentenced for 2015 abduction

Published 7:38 pm Monday, July 16, 2018

A Wisconsin man was sentenced last week to the abduction and assault of a Suffolk teenage girl in 2015.

Peter Alan Diehl, 33, will serve 35 years for three felony charges: use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime, child abduction and repeated sexual assault of the same child. He was sentenced in Circuit Court in Douglas County, Wis.

That’s on top of a 20-year federal sentence Diehl received in May 2017 on two counts of felony possession of child pornography.

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Peter Alan Diehl, 32, met the girl, 14 at the time, through an online chat room and persuaded her to meet him. He picked her up at a parking lot near her North Suffolk home in August 2015 and then took him to his residence in Superior, Wis. The girl was missing for about a month and a half, until she called her mother from Diehl’s phone.