A Sun Prairie man is accused of attempting to have sexual contact with a 17-year-old Waukesha boy in the fall of 2010. The man was employed as an office operations associate with the State of Wisconsin’s School Improvement Grants/Education for Homeless Children and Youth, according to a criminal complaint filed Thursday in
Brian Pierick, 48, is charged with child enticement and exposing genitals. Bail was set at $2,500 on the charges Thursday. He will appear in court Jan. 12 for a preliminary hearing. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is reporting that Pierick has since been terminated from his employment.
The incident was discovered while investigators in a looked at phone records from Pierick and his partner, Timothy Russell, a former Gov. Scott Walker campaign worker who faces felony embezzlement charges in Milwaukee County. Investigators found text messages between Pierick and a 17-year-old Waukesha high school boy, according to the criminal complaint.
The 20-page criminal complaint details graphic text messages that were sent between the two individuals. The two met on Craigslist, according to the complaint, and the boy originally claimed he was 19.
The two stopped texting after an incident on Nov. 21, 2010, where Pierick attempted to bring pornography to the juvenile. Pierick wanted the juvenile to get into the van where sexually activity was planned, the complaint alleges. The juvenile would not get in the van, which was parked at Fox River Parkway and Water View Lane, ruining Pierick’s plans, according to the criminal complaint.
Pierick told the boy to never text him again at that point, the complaint states.