FDL Woman Pleads To Failing To Protect Girl From Sexual Assault

This week a 40-year-old Fond du Lac woman was convicted of failing to protect a 6-year-old girl from being sexually assaulted. Ellen Neumann entered an Alford plea in Fond du Lac County Court Wednesday. An Alford plea is not an admission of guilt, but acknowledges there may be enough evidence to lead to a conviction.  Three other charges were read into the record and dismissed. A sentencing hearing is scheduled for March 21st. Forty-one Shane Berg of Fond du Lac will go to trial next week for allegedly sexually assaulting the girl. Eighteen-year-old Tory Tunistra of Fond du Lac has been convicted of sexually assaulting the girl. He will be sentenced on February 12th.  All three lived in the same apartment building as the girl.