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Update: Ryan Sisco, linked to homicide suspect Ashlee Martinson, pleads no contest to sex with child chargeSubmitted: 05/05/2015

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RHINELANDER - The man who traveled with a 17-year-old homicide suspect to Indiana plead no contest to a misdemeanor charge for having sex with a child.

The judge however withheld a decision on sentencing in court Tuesday.


22-year-old Ryan Sisco traveled with Ashlee Martinson to Indiana in March.

That's after investigators believe Martinson killed her mother and step-father in their home east of Rhinelander.

According to the criminal complaint, Sisco started a relationship with
17-year-old Martinson between February and March of this year.

Sisco told officers he thought Martinson was 18-years-old.

He said he saw Martinson go into a Rhinelander business and buy cigarettes, but he also told police he only believed she was underage after a Facebook conversation with an adult.

However, Martinson told Sisco she was 17 in a Facebook conversation in February.

Police don't believe Sisco had any involvement in the double homicide.

He's expected in court of a review hearing in May 2016.


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May 5, 2015 ; 1:08 p.m.

The man who investigators say traveled with Ashlee Martinson after she allegedly killed her mother and stepfather faces a misdemeanor for having sex with a child.

Ryan Sisco, 22, traveled with Martinson to Indiana after Martinson allegedly killed Jennifer and Thomas Ayers in their home east of Rhinelander on March 7.

According to the criminal complaint, Sisco began a relationship with Martinson, 17, between February and March of this year.

Sisco told officers he thought Martinson was 18-years-old. He said he saw Martinson go into the Rhinelander Shopko to buy cigarettes.

He told police he only believed she was underage after a Facebook conversation with an adult. But in a Facebook conversation in February, Martinson told Sisco she was 17.

Sisco faces up to nine months in jail and a $10,000 dollar fine.

Sisco is not believed to have had any involvement in the killings of Jennifer and Thomas Ayers.


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