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'Sleeping Beauty' Game with 3-Year-Old Leads to Sexual Assault Charge

Waukesha man, 48, is accused of sexually assaulting a young relative at his home on Wilshire Place, according to a criminal complaint.

A 48-year-old man is accused of sexually assaulting a 3-year-old female relative at his home in the 1200 block of Wilshire Place.

Gary P. Abt was charged Friday in Waukesha County Circuit Court with first-degree sexual assault of a child. If convicted, he faces up to 40 years in prison.

According to the criminal complaint:

The girl’s mother contacted police Tuesday after the 3-year-old girl made a comment about “kissing boobies.” The girl told her mother she heard it from Abt.

The mother reported she questioned her daughter further and her daughter told her she was playing “Sleeping Beauty” with Abt, laying down with him. She told police the girl was watched by Abt in the mornings before the girl went to school. She wasn’t sure what to do about the girl’s comments, so she went over to the house on Wilshire Place.

When they arrived, the young girl made a comment to Abt, saying “remember when I kissed your boobies.” The mother told police Abt had a look of horror.

The mother told police she got advice from a friend about how to handle the situation, then she picked up her daughter from school to ask more details. The girl divulged that she kissed Abt’s “potty area” because it had an “owie” on it.

The girl repeated the statements during a forensic interview with detectives.

Abt was interviewed by a detective, who reported the girl kissed him on the mouth beginning in August 2012. While the girl initiated the kisses, he said, he began to initiate the physical, sexual contact. The man told police he should have stopped the behavior but couldn’t resist it.

The man also admitted to police there were about 20 sexual contacts with the girl, but then later said there were five incidents, adding that he was “excited” during the incidents.

lauren borisek February 13, 2013 at 04:06 PM
this is my next door neighbor, his house is 20 ft from mine. i would see the kids comming and going. always had the creeps about him! i have a almost 2 year old too. scary so close to my house!
Conspiracy T February 13, 2013 at 06:33 PM
Only if they get endless appeals, change that for ones who the evidence is condemning and give a confession, 1 appeal and done. Saves money and prevents recividism.
Scott Voigt February 16, 2013 at 07:32 PM
I agree a life sentence is to good for this guy. If my grand daughter i would be the one going to prison, for assuring myself that this man could never harm another child.
RRAY March 04, 2013 at 03:27 PM
I wish we had the death penalty... he deserves to die
RRAY March 04, 2013 at 03:30 PM
He is a demon... our children are not safe until people like him are not allowed to return to society.

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