Ogle County Courthouse

A former principal and superintendent with the Earlville School District has been found not guilty in an alleged attack that cost him his job.

A judge in Ogle County on Wednesday said 60-year-old Wade Winekauf was not guilty of criminal sexual assault, unlawful restraint and domestic battery.  He was first arrested way back in November of 2015 after an alleged fight with a woman in the town of Grand Detour. 

As his court case began, Winekauf worked out an exit plan with the Earlville School Board, receiving severance pay of nearly $200,000. 

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