Updated: Sex Offender Charged After Working With Youth Football Program

President of Waukesha Youth Football League says John E. Orosco's request to coach was denied after a background check turned up sex offense convictions from the 90s.

Editor's Note: This story was updated at 4:25 p.m. Thursday with information about John E. Orosco's modified bail. Orosco will be released from jail on a signature bond.

A 38-year-old convicted sex offender is facing charges after police took more than 100 pictures of the man working with the Junior Blackshirts youth football team during practices.

John E. Orosco faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted of two counts of felony child sex offender working with children. The criminal complaint states he was with the team in police pictures and videos showing players blocking maneuvers on the football field.

Officials with the Waukesha Youth Football League program say Orosco’s request to coach was denied because of his background check and that any involvement he had with the team was not approved by the organization.

Orosco's bail was modified Thursday afternoon from $1,000 to a signature bond. He is ordered to have no contact with the Junior Blackshirts or anyone involved with the organization except for his own children.

The Waukesha Police Department was alerted in August to Orosco’s involvement with the Waukesha Youth Football League by a concerned parent. Police reports state the parent told police that Orosco was an assistant coach on the team and stood on the sidelines to call plays and manage the game.

More recently, the concerned parent told officers that Orosco was coaching players on the sixth-grade football team from 5:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. Aug. 1. The woman told police other parents were on the sidelines but Orosco was coaching the team.

The director of the Junior Blackshirts, Dan Pilon, reportedly told officers that Orosco’s child was on the team and that Orosco had asked to be an assistant coach on the team in 2011.

Pilon told officers he told Orosco he could not coach the team in July 2012 because Pilon learned about the previous sex offenses performed in the background check. However, Pilon told authorities he observed Orosco coaching from the sidelines. Pilon supposedly told Orosco he could not coach because of his history.

Orosco, who is prohibited from volunteering or working with children under age 16, told officers that he was not an official coach but that he helped the team in 2011 and 2012.

Ted Schneider, president of the Waukesha Youth Football organization, said the organization performed a background check on Orosco because he wanted to coach. They declined his offers of help to coach because of his criminal history.

“He was not a coach. He is just a dad that has kids in the program,” Schneider said. “I don’t know where that came from.”

Orosco, as a parent, was not prohibited from attending practices where his two children played on the team. However, he was not supposed to be coaching the team, Schneider said.

“We told him that he had to be away from the field,” Schneider said. “If he was helping out on the field we never witnessed that. For game times, I know he was never on the field and he was never on the sidelines.”

Past Criminal Offenses

It’s been nearly two decades since Orosco first faced prosecution for a sex offense. He was a 20-year-old student living in the dorms at UW-Whitewater when on Sept. 23, 1994, he asked a 15-year-old girl he knew if she wanted a ride as she was leaving the Waukesha Public Library.

Orosco, the girl, and another man drove to a nearby apartment where she was left along for about 15 minutes with Orosco in a bedroom, which scared her. Orosco had tried to date her in the past, the criminal complaint from 1994 states, but she didn’t think he was serious.

The girl told officers she tried to leave the room but Orosco forcibly pushed her onto the bed and sexually assaulted her, the complaint states.

Orosco was also sentenced to two years in prison for an attempted third-degree sexual assault in 1997 that occurred in Jefferson County.

gg September 16, 2012 at 05:39 PM
Germany, LOl. Hitler Nazi country. Geez. This guy was only 20 yrs old., but I suppose all of you will punish him until he dies. Your all soooo perfect. You're even worse, because you are UNFORGIVING.
gg September 16, 2012 at 05:43 PM
Germans are the kind of people who think their you know what don't stink. Get over it. If you tried being friendly and smile it would make the world of difference. It's hard to find people who smile in Waukesha. I wonder why.
Non your business September 16, 2012 at 05:55 PM
Gg you do relies he is with his son's girlfriend sister which is a young woman herself. And as for being unforgiving, how many times do you have to forgive someone before they quit. He has since been with younger woman, but you would not know that since you are not with him 24/7. And you must condone his conduct with younger woman. Since you want to be his cheerleader..
gg September 16, 2012 at 06:11 PM
No, didn't know WHO he was with, it's none of my business or yours for that matter! follow your handle, lol. He had one offense when he was 20. Stop your judging. And yes, you always forgive until infinity, if you believe in God!
Apothic September 16, 2012 at 06:19 PM
Let's please remember that this is about children's safety. That is why sex offenders have to be registered. It's not up to the Youth Football program to decide on his character. All he had to do was simply follow the guidelines of the law and help be a father and coach to his children on the sidelines. I'm so disappointed that he didn't do that. Because of that choice he has pulled a lot of people into his personal drama including a team of young boys. That is all very unfortunate. I don't think jail time is really the answer but he put himself in this situation. Yes we all make mistakes in our lives and it keeps getting mentioned that he paid his dues. Which he did but what really concerns me is that he did not learn from his earlier mistakes and took a risk like this. The team would have been fine without him coaching it wasn't worth the situation he is in now. I wish him and his family the best but truly hopes he can learn from this wrong choice. And for all of his friends on here who are defending him, I wish all this passion and support would have helped him see in the beginning that he should remain on the sidelines as a parent. The rumors are flying and unfortunatley I'm going to have to explain this to my son who is hearing things. I have told him that I'm disappointed in all the adults in this situation and this could have all been easily avoided by a few simple decisions.
Non your business September 16, 2012 at 06:27 PM
Wow!! I dont think this is the time when you want to use the lord in your agureement. I can't believe ppl are going as far as using scripsher to defand a sex offender. When ever the conversation go left we just go to the good book...
Non your business September 16, 2012 at 06:32 PM
Well said apothic..this is the first true statement I have read and total agreed with.
James Okowski September 16, 2012 at 06:33 PM
gg; twice convicted. 14 years ago and 18 years ago. Please get it right. No offense.
Jason J September 16, 2012 at 06:48 PM
Kb you just admit he was a "Volunteer Coach" that means he was a Coach. The law covers paid as well as unpaid (Volunteer) activites with children. He was not just someone on the sidelines. When he is wearing the team colors and in the middle of the team photo, that crosses the line between a parent caught up in the game and a coach. Know your facts before you post. as you put it "ive been to alot of games and practices and never heard him call kid names yes he got mad but he also got the kids pumped and ready to go back out there even when they where losing and to me that is a great coach teaching them that win or lose take pride in the game" Sounds like coaching to me.
Ticked September 16, 2012 at 11:26 PM
Tom for one he is not in the team photo check it again he was never a coach only helping out. And yes the law is the law but he has children out there that have to watch their dad on the new see him on news papers and who ever keeps bring up his relationship.with his ex wife should stop ok cause its not right who gives a crap if he cheated on his wife this has nothing to do with that what it clearly has to do with is 25yrs in prison away from his kids ok i know what happend 20yrs ago is not ok he served his time and nor should he have been assisting but for the head of jbs he should have not aloud it last year he should let the families know about it but he didnt he clearly lied to the news out right john is not a bad person he has made mistakes but come on for some mother new to the team do this to his is just wrong she needs to some where else and stop causing trouble for john and his children she needs to get a life and stop screwing up others
Ticked September 17, 2012 at 11:56 AM
I am not dening he was at every practice or game last year nor am dening kids called him coach but i can say if Dan knew of his passed it was up to him the coaches on the team as well as john to step back and make sure he stepped back but no Dan pilon was right there on the side lines with john and all the other couches last year so yes john should have listend to Dan and Dan should have followed through Dan has lied to the media and time for him to start telling the truth thats what i was saying so before u run ur mouth read carfully so u dont look like an idiot. But i will say that who ever this lady was that reported him just may have screwed up those 4boys lifes.
Michael Riche September 17, 2012 at 09:13 PM
I am not involved with the Waukesha football program and I don't know John (I will call John by his name because he is a person, not a thing), but I have a friend who plays on the 6th grade team for the Blackshirts. Being an outsider, I am not emotionally charged and I can therefore think clearly and logically. The person responsible for this incident is clearly an "angry woman." She either loathes John or she hates all men. She is willing to ruin his childrens' lives to obtain revenge against him, which is not only wrong, it is immoral. I actually feel sorry for her. She is so short-sighted that she can neither see past her hatred nor think of consequences before making emotional decisions that have dire consequences to not just John, but to his children and the kids on the team. This type of pattern can just as easily happen with a man who hates a woman, but we are discussing this particular problem.
Michael Riche September 17, 2012 at 09:14 PM
It's good to hear common sense from the majority. When I heard Fox news spilling their usual tripe instead of the facts, it depressed me. Reading these posts shows that the positive energy of logical thinking can overpower the sad action of one vindictive person. Hopefully the law works in this case; John learns a lesson, his kids move on knowing their father is innocent, and the kids continue playing winning football. Advice for the woman? "You owe it to yourself to seek professional help, move on, let go of the hatred, and live your life to its fullest. Life is too short to live with built up negativity."
Jason J September 18, 2012 at 03:20 PM
Speaking about looking like an idiot, did you look at your rant before posting it? I am not claiming to the best at grammar or spelling but my 3rd grader can type better than you.
Michael Riche September 18, 2012 at 07:41 PM
Jason has a point. Yes, these posts are informal, but abbreviations and slang are different than plainly not knowing correct word usage. [dening->denying, passed->past, couches->coaches, thats->that's, carfully->carefully, lifes->lives] Since we think and form our thoughts with words, careless writing implies careless thinking.
joe September 20, 2012 at 02:47 AM
he is an arrogant guy who doesnt respect woman men first women second very arrogant never liked him should of listened to football director and should of been in stands doesnt deserve 25 years but should get some type of punishment!
Gina Clancy September 21, 2012 at 06:49 PM
Orosco was my neighbor. I'm a 40 year old single mother. I have a seven year old boy. NEVER ONCE was he ANYTHING other than kind, caring and generous. We lost our beloved Bull Mastiff this past June. That same evening, he invited myself and my seven year old to a birthday party being held in the backyard we share. After hearing about the loss of our dog and realizing how beaten down my son was, he thought a party (one with an air-house and pinata i might add) might cheer us up. And it did. John has proven time and time again over the past several months to be NOTHING MORE than a VERY caring, generous and kind man. He has been supportive to me (as a single mother i'll take all the support i can GET), telling me what an awesome Mom i was. And DURING these past several months NEVER ONCE has he been inappropriate to myself or my son; not even REMOTELY. i am in agreement with the MAJORITY here (kcobeznorb in particular.) GIVE THE GUY A BREAK!
Gina Clancy September 23, 2012 at 02:40 PM
I agree wholeheartedly!
Mick September 23, 2012 at 02:50 PM
You people are a bunch of LIBTARDS !!! The guy is a sexoffender and should of been locked up for life !!!
Michael Riche September 23, 2012 at 04:40 PM
Joe - you claim he is arrogant, and that he doesn't respect men and women. Then you go on to say that you never liked him. Those are personal feelings and they don't build a case for prison. I don't know him. What I do know are the facts. He was showing kids how to play football, he has a number of his children playing in the league. He was convicted of a crime over 15 years ago and was punished. He is not a pedophile, but he is a registered sex offender. The question to answer is whether all sex offenders are equal, i.e. All sex offenders cannot be rehabilitated or change or grow up? All sex offenders are predatory towards male and female children? As human beings with minds we should be able to make distinctions and it is clear, at least to me and the majority, that John meant no harm. As a matter of fact, he meant to do good and was acting as a dad should, by teaching, coaching, instructing - whatever. Use your mind and set personal feelings aside. John deserves no punishment.
tired September 23, 2012 at 04:51 PM
Mike I agree with you up to a point. That point being when the league said john please don't coach any more. We did a background check and found this and it would look bad for the kids and the league. At that point he should have stepped back. Unfortunately he did not he became sneaky and lied to parents kids and the league. Prison.. seems very harsh. But helping his kids? Come on helping would have been him stepping back and saying okay I will just be a proud dad. He did not he continued to show disreguard for the league the kids and the parents everyone. Has he paid his debt? Don't know him so I can't say. Will he always be judged.. yes of course because our society is intolerant and unforgiving unless you are a pro athlete or a celebratory. So I'm sorry I feel he should be punished because he broke the rules his rules that he is well aware of. Does that mean prison? Again I feel that is way to harsh. But something needs to be done or else why do we have any rules at all?
Concerned Parent October 18, 2012 at 06:39 PM
My son plays for an opposing team in Waukesha. I have personally witnessed John ON the football field COACHING the South Football team. I have personally heard the boys call him COACH. I have personally heard him yelling derogatory comments to the players. So derogatory in fact that many parents in the stands were shocked and commented they would never let him coach any of their children. I have personally seen John outside of football and he is very hot tempered and is always confrontational. Was he a coach of the football team? YES. And it's unfortunate that now the head of the organization is lying about it.
Michael Riche October 18, 2012 at 07:07 PM
This is now a police matter. If your plan was to add something positive to the discussion, you failed. Your comments are attacks on a person's personality and do nothing to address the situation. Plus, you don't even have the balls to take accountability by putting your name on your comment. You do not sound like a CONCERNED PARENT, you sound like a BITTER ANGRY PARENT. Instead of spreading your negativity to the rest of the world, why don't you go to the police and give them a written statement. Then leave the matter alone and go on living your obviously troubled life.
Concerned Parent October 18, 2012 at 09:20 PM
My plan was NOT to add something positive to the discussion so I did not fail. And you are incorrect, I am not bitter just merely saying that he's not the "stand up guy" that a lot of comments have said he is. Truth is..he has committed not 1 but 2 crimes involving sexual assualts and was ordered to stay away from kids but yet he chose to NOT obide by his punishment. It doesnt matter if it was 20 years ago or 2 years ago..I'm sure the victims of his crimes are don't look back and say "oh it was 20 years ago I should just forget it". He deserves whatever punishment he gets.
Michael Riche October 18, 2012 at 10:42 PM
Concerned parent, you must be intimate with John to know all of the details of his life so well. In that case you have a step up on me because I don't know him personally and have never even seen him. That gives me a certain advantage though because I can view the situation without emotion which makes it easier to stay unbiased. I hope you have said what you needed to to get it off your chest and can move on now without pent up anger and hate. Try to stay positive.
Margaret October 19, 2012 at 03:06 PM
My family and I know John, but did not know about his past and now some of the things John did make perfect sense. He approached my then 14 year old daughter wanting to get chummy with her, while he was married and had 4 children. My daughter was wise enough to reject him and come to us. In our church there were numerous occasions where he only wanted to be around the youth and especially get hugs from the young girls. This man knows and knew what he was doing. This young girl was 15 and a Virgin, can he give her back her virginity can he take away her pain or her family’s she and her family will have to live with this for the rest of their lives. Yes I believe in forgiveness, but it happened multiple times with different young women. And you people are condoning his actions.
Michael Riche October 19, 2012 at 05:07 PM
Margaret - thank you for your comment. You provide specific facts and I respect that wholeheartedly. If what you say is true, then I am on your side completely. I have been the victim of numerous robberies and one abduction, so I know first hand how it is to have one's mind and beliefs changed permanently from violence. People make bad choices in life. I understood why the men who robbed me and kidnapped me did it and I forgave them. I used to be careless and unaware of the dangers that surround us. Now I carry a weapon and will kill to protect myself. Pattern rapists are egocentric and have no feeling for the victims they violate. If they did, their consciences would not allow them to commit such violence on others. Sometimes they can change, but sometimes because of innate psychology illness, they can't. What is the solution? I wish the laws provided us a means to send sexually sick individuals away forever. That is the only way to keep innocent children safe from them.
Michael Riche October 19, 2012 at 05:19 PM
I was of the impression that John possibly got caught up in a youthful sexual encounter. Even though he was older than the woman who claimed rape, she went to his apartment and bedroom. Some of her choices allowed him to commit the rape. I wasn't there and you weren't there. We just know that he was convicted of the crime. Then there was another case a couple of years later. That shows a possible pattern, but you and I weren't witnesses. I think our lack of firsthand knowledge of the circumstances of both crimes makes it impossible for us to judge. But, you witnessed firsthand acts of his that went beyond the normality of standard behavior. You would think that a man charged with sex crimes would keep a distance from young women, if only to remove the possibility of any suggestion of inappropriateness. That is odd and calls into question John's mental health. The question to ask now is, what were his intentions on the football sidelines. Rape? Homosexuality? With his own kids out there playing, I doubt that very much. Is he allowed on the sidelines? No. He must be shown in a forceful manner that his coaching, of his children and others will not be tolerated. I think that can be accomplished initially with a fine and warning. That sends a strong message, then jail if his actions continue. I am running out of space, so... Keep doing as you did - keep a watchful protective eye on your loved ones. Best wishes to you and especially your children and family.
A Friend November 18, 2012 at 05:51 AM
OMG if only you knew that the 15 year old he was with lied about her age told him she was 18...met his family and still lied about how old she was to the family when asked...when he decided to break things off with her she got mad and told him i can't have you no one will....How can you call her a victim when it was consentual the only reason he got in trouble for it was cuz she was underage, she is not as innocent as all of you would like to think...my jesus you people have nothing better to do that to make a man suffer for a past he is not proud of! and John is a friendly person he hugs everyone and loves on everyone. This whole thing is an act of vengence of a woman scorned and pissed off at him...All she wanted to do is drag him through the dirt and is continously making his life miserable cuz she can't stand seeing him happy...But know that God does not like ugly and all of you that are on here juding him and looking down on him...God says that vengence is his. And he is a child of God and God will get him through this.
Michael Riche November 20, 2012 at 08:53 PM
Friend - if the encounter with the 15 year old was the only infraction, then you have a point. But, being a man with a sexual crime in his past, John should realize that certain actions he takes will be looked at with scrutiny. I don't have any sexual crimes in my past and I still watch how I act around under aged females. The point is, if John does not want to be looked at with negativity at this point, he should be more careful with his actions whether or not his intentions are good. Additionally, you would be better off leaving God out of this. God gave us all the ability to make judgments and the only one who can get John through this is John himself.


More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something