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Man Accused of Physically Abusing Woman for Days

Waukesha man living on White Rock Avenue punched, kicked and sexually assaulted woman at his apartment, criminal complaint alleges.

A 44-year-old Waukesha man is facing allegations that he spent the past week kicking, punching, fondling and sexually assaulting a woman he lived with in a White Rock Avenue apartment.

Police were notified about a possible domestic disturbance on Friday by the Waukesha County Mental Health Department, which prompted the investigation at the apartment.

Steven L. Wagner is charged with third-degree sexual assault-domestic abuse, felony intimidation of a victim-domestic abuse, two counts of fourth-degree sexual assault-domestic abuse and two counts of battery-domestic abuse. He faces up to 23 years in prison, if convicted of the charges.

Bail was set Monday at $500.

According to the complaint filed Monday in Waukesha Circuit Court:

Officers arrived to the apartment to find a crying woman, who had substantial bruising on her arms. She told officers she was punched several times by Wagner, who stole her money.

The woman told police Wagner had physically hurt her several times since Sept. 23. The first incident started when Wagner was intoxicated and demanded money from her. The woman told police Wagner broke her cell phone in half when she tried to contact police.

On Tuesday, Wagner fondled the woman with his foot and then kicked her in the face, she told officers. A neighbor later told police he saw Wagner kick the woman in the face.

On Wednesday, Wagner again fondled her and then forcibly had sex with her, despite her trying to push him away.

Johnny Paycheck October 03, 2012 at 04:28 PM
@Militant Duck, The women were angry with me for questioning the story and expressing doubts about this mans guilt. With that being said, what difference does it make if they're men or women? Are all not equal in your eyes?
Kathie Giorgio October 03, 2012 at 04:47 PM
Just to be clear, Johnny - I wasn't angry at your expressing doubts about the man's guilt. I was angry at your calling the woman a "willing victim." I believe that's what most of the women were upset over.
Johnny Paycheck October 03, 2012 at 05:12 PM
@Kathie, well I have to apologize for that then. I don't think that anyone would willingly make themselves a victim, so that was probably a poor way for me to express my doubts about what she was saying.
@-;-'---- Rose October 04, 2012 at 03:41 PM
I've never been one to hide behind anonymity....Boy, do my friends and family know THAT!! I only use it here to keep from embarrassing them. Anyway I don't want to be even remotely connected to Paycheck's lack of character.
Sarah Millard October 09, 2012 at 07:16 PM
Just to clarify, The Women's Center also has a silhouette of a man killed in a domestic dispute.

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