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.