Former UW-Madison student Alec Cook to enter pleas

MADISON (WKOW) -- An attorney for former UW-Madison student Alec Cook says Cook will enter guilty or no contest pleas to five criminal charges to resolve his sex-crime cases.

Attorney Jessa Nicholson Goetz tells 27 News Cook will enter the pleas Wednesday in Dane County court Wednesday.

Cook is charged with victimizing more than ten women and faces more than twenty charges involving sex assault, stalking, false imprisonment and other actions.

Prosecutors say Cook preyed on campus women who he briefly dated, shared a class with, or were complete strangers.

Cook was to stand trial on the first of his charges later this month, with the trial moved to Jefferson County due to pre-trial publicity.

Nicholson Goetz says she anticipates the Minnesota man will be sentenced approximately ninety days after entering his pleas Wednesday.  Cook is free on $100,000 bail and living with his parents in a Minneapolis suburb.

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