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Waukesha Sex Offender Accused of Assaulting Young Girls

Suspect allegedly had girls take Melatonin while at a sleepover in his residence, then one of the girls woke up to him assaulting her, according to a criminal complaint.

A 46-year-old Waukesha man is facing charges after he allegedly sexually assaulted several girls during the past five years at his apartment in the 1200 block of Fleetfoot Drive, according to a criminal complaint.

According to the criminal complaint:

The suspect, who isn’t being named by Patch in order to protect the identity of the victims, touched his step-daughter and her friends on multiple occasions since 2007.

In March, the girls had a sleepover at his apartment and he had all of them take Melatonin to have them fall asleep and one of the girls told investigators she woke up to the suspect assaulting her.

The incidents came to light after another girl reported waking up to the suspect touching her during another sleepover in recent weeks and she then told her mom who reported it to police.

The suspect said he never assaulted the girl and said if he touched her it was accidental. When confronted about the other girls, he said they were all liars.

The suspect then told police he was a convicted sex offender for 1991 incidents where he touched a 4-year-old girl and masturbated onto a 7-year-old girl.

The man is charged with seven counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child less than 13 years old and faces up to 420 years in prison if convicted. He’s currently being held in Waukesha County Jail on $500,000 bail while awaiting trial. 

Johnny Paycheck July 25, 2012 at 07:26 PM
I had heard that, but I'm pretty sure that it's an unlicensed in-home daycare. For in-home daycares state licensing isn't always a requirement, and without being licensed it's unlikely that the state or county even knows that it's there.
Johnny Paycheck July 25, 2012 at 07:50 PM
Pennyluhu, you sound like a proud supporter of Dr. Josef Mengele with your calls for conducting human experimentation on "undesirables". What Lidija saw does NOT make her in any way an accessory. The vigilantism that you are trying to incite against those who are being monitored by the sex offender registry is a serious crime in and of itself. Those type of public statements actually jeopardize the existence of the entire sex offender registry.
Lidija Schneider July 25, 2012 at 07:54 PM
Pennyluhu, for your information. I was one to make sure all parents with young children knew about his past. And besides making sure my daughter or her friends don't step foot in that house, there is really nothing I could do, but to make people aware of it. What else would you suggest someone should do. Awareness is everything, and I made people aware. And that I did do. About the daycare. I'm not sure, but I would be very surprised if that daycare wasn't state licensed.
Johnny Paycheck July 25, 2012 at 11:06 PM
I guess his wife is probably having kind of a bad day...
Nicole Ibealright Damico July 26, 2012 at 12:04 AM
who cares about the wife? partially her fault!
Nicole Ibealright Damico July 26, 2012 at 12:07 AM
you're right Lidija Schneider......
Nicole Ibealright Damico July 26, 2012 at 12:12 AM
it's sicker the wife or gf was supportive of this. cuz really she shouldn't been with him nor allowed other little girls at the house.
Lidija Schneider July 26, 2012 at 12:21 AM
His wife should be locked up too. Those apt are not that big. I don't get how she didn't know this was going on. Like I said, I know these people and I wouldn't be surprised if she did kinda know something was going on. My question is, how does a mother marry and have a child with a man who is a sexual predator?
Johnny Paycheck July 26, 2012 at 12:48 AM
I was wondering the same thing. I was shocked when I read this article, but now that I've had some time to reflect on it I am going to be cautious before passing judgement on anyone since the guy is denying the charges and groups of girls that age have made false accusations against people before. Actually it wasn't that long ago that women were being tied to a stake and burned alive because a group of girls this age claimed to have seen them practicing witchcraft; and witches aren't even real. There were also more than a few blacks who were lynched without trials based on false rape accusations. Kids have lied for attention before, they've altered memories based on suggestion, and they've had dreams that they later thought were real. There are many possibilities here most of which will not come out until the trial and anyone appearing on the sex offender registry is extremely unpopular and makes an easy target to say the least. Everyone knew about this guys past conviction from word of mouth and from the offender database, so it would be pitifully easy to get someone like this charged based on very little (if any) evidence. I don't really know if he's guilty or not so I'm going to watch and see what happens. He denies the charges and there appears to be no physical evidence... But many of the comments here sure seem to prove that the lynch-mob mentality still exists today.
Nicole Ibealright Damico July 26, 2012 at 01:16 AM
The man is a registered sex offender who shouldn't been around kids! Child sex predators shouldn't ever be given benefit of the doubt! They are HABITUAL, SICK, LIARS!.....who cares that he said he didn't do it? And no physical evidence, only means it will take longer to process/prove. Doesn't mean he is innocent. Sex offenders don't stop at one or two, they keep going until caught. And those crimes from 1991 - only means two acts got caught. They just don't start out of the blue one day nor do they just all of a sudden stop! But I said my peace. The wife and man are sickos......and the only way the woman wouldn't know is if she worked 3rd shift.......
Lidija Schneider July 26, 2012 at 01:30 AM
Well, as I told you. I know him and his children personally one of the daughters spent many nights at my house to get away from him. I also had plenty of talks with her, just because I had a creepy feeling. I am not sure what you are talking about, but let me tell you. I bet I know most of the girls who spent the night there, and none of them would make up stories like that. I am sad that their parents didn't pay more attention to what I was telling them and the kids, and I surely hope I am wrong about who the victims are. But let me tell you. To say the girls might be lying is just crazy. And talk like that makes victims not come forward. We shouldn't be questioning the girls, we should be questioning every step a sex offender makes. He was a maintenance man in a whole complex, who knows how many more there are who just never spoke up. So you can be careful, of course the man wouldn't say he did it. When I confronted him about his past he gave us a story that it was a 14 year old girl who came on to him and it was a mistake. So obviously he is just a plain old perverted lie. I am so mad right now because I know the girls.
Johnny Paycheck July 26, 2012 at 02:02 AM
Nicole, they are US citizens and have the right to a fair trial before a jury of their peers. You could always work towards making a law to have their citizenship revoked so they are easier to dispose of; that worked for Hitlers jews anyway. I never said that he's innocent, or guilty for that matter. He has been accused but we won't know whether he's guilty for some time... I don't know that he really had the option to "not" be around the kids since his wife had one and they probably did not ask his permission before having these slumber parties. Probably not a good idea in any regard, but he lived there and the girl would probably ask her mom and not the stepdad if she wanted to have people over. The accusations say he "touched" some of them, whatever that means. I don't know how the wife would know about that even if it did happen, which it may or may not have at this point.
Johnny Paycheck July 26, 2012 at 02:17 AM
Point taken, but when there are opposite stories being told you have to question everyone involved in order to get to the truth. The man is a US citizen so he has the right to confront his accusers, which will definitely happen if the case goes to trial. I realize that you know the girls, but EVERYONE is capable of lying. If you had talked to them and warned them then it's curious why they hadn't told anyone for four months. If he is guilty then there is plenty of blame here to go around. It certainly seems like you are in a hurry to hang him first and ask questions later... He will have his due process and the truth will come out eventually-- whatever that may be. That is what freedom and liberty is about-- protecting an unpopular minority from the wrath of the majority who would just as soon exterminate them if given the chance.
Johnny Paycheck July 26, 2012 at 03:06 AM
It really is sad to live in a community surrounded by such barbarians. The posts here are quite typical of the US population in general. If you ever want to see an example of how a civilized society deals with it's problems look at the trial in Norway of the mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik. He killed all kinds of children, and yet the people there (while hurt and emotionally devasted) have maintained their civility throughout the entire process. THAT is the mark of a truly civilized society that refuses to let itself be consumed by hatred. The guy has been merely accused and most here want to rush him to the gallows without trial, imprison others for life on a first offense, or some like pennyluhu want to tattoo a number on his arm and use him as the subject of nazi reminiscent human medical experimentation. Those kind of responses from self proclaimed law abiding citizens do little more than blur the line between what's good and evil. Most people here it seems, lack the ability to do any type of critical thinking. Every society values something different-- In Iran, where homosexuality is viewed as the greatest of crimes this would probably be no big deal, and most of you are really no different than the crowds that showed up to cheer while two 15 year old boys were hanged from a crane for sodomy. A society isn't judged by how it treats it's most valued citizens, it's judged by how it treats it's worst.
Nicole Ibealright Damico July 26, 2012 at 03:09 AM
Ok Johnny - I'm going to say this and to end my responses to you - the man Is Registered SEX OFFENDER who SHOULD NEVER have been AROUND CHILDREN to begin with after his first offenses. For you to defend this man, tells me you are acknowledged about sex offenders and you obviously didn't read the article. The man got reported in March and recently we was put in jail. That says that they already looked into the case and found allegations to be substantial. Or he wouldn't be in jail. Not to mention there are details we don't know. The man isn't innocent. Sex offenders are HABITUAL. It doesn't matter whether he is a us citizen. That is irrelevant to this case.
Nicole Ibealright Damico July 26, 2012 at 03:15 AM
And PENNILU..... Lidija didn't say she literally witnessed the Sex Offender conducting lewd at with children. She said she was aware of him being a SO and witnessing CHILDREN at the house. Legally she can't do anything.....unless she witnessed him doing anything.
Johnny Paycheck July 26, 2012 at 03:38 AM
Nicole I think that you are ignorant about the law here. The guy was under the lifetime monitoring due to a conviction in 1991, but had completed his sentence and he was breaking no laws by simply being around children. What does it mean to be "acknowledged" about sex offenders? I think that must have been a grammatical error and I am not sure what you are trying to say there. He was not "reported" in March or he would have been arrested in March. I think you are confused about the criminal justice system. The fact that bail has been set and he has been bound over for trial does not mean that he is guilty. It means that he has been accused and according to our laws he is still to be considered innocent unless guilt can be proved beyond a reasonable doubt. All sex offenders do not re-offend. The recidivism rate is around 50% and it DOES matter that he is a US citizen-- being such he is protected by the US constitution the same as you or I.
Lidija Schneider July 26, 2012 at 05:24 AM
Johnny, I am really trying to understand were you are coming from, but for the life of me I can't. How would you feel if you had a daughter molested by anyone? Would you do what you preach? A SO, Is a SO, will always be a SO. Who masturbates on a 7 year old child? Which he WAS convicted of? A sick man who needs to not be around children or a neighborhood like ours, with lots of children around. Have you seen this man? Have you ever had any dealings with him? There is a reason why I warned the parents in this neighborhood. He is a creep, who gets the benefit of doubt because some women decided to marry him and have a child with him. Because someone decides to hire him as a maintenance man. And that person obviously knows and trust him. How many more children are there? Do you really live in this neighborhood? Because if you do, how can you doubt what children say? Have you ever had a conversation with this man? Cause how can you doubt he is capable of this? Come one now. I understand we have rights. But when it comes to this, no. People like this should not have the right to live in neighborhoods or be around children.
Lidija Schneider July 26, 2012 at 05:32 AM
Thank you Nicole. I am glad there is a mother in this conversation. Trust me, if I could I would have. All I could do was keep my daughter away and raise her to go by her instincts and to warn children and parents. And I did that. I feel terrible about these girls, specially since I probably know all of them, but I did what I could. Which was to tell them. His daughter is a wonderful young lady, so to call her a lier is very offensive and wrong. And Johnny. I am literally first generation from the old country and people like this get what's coming to them where I come from.
Lidija Schneider July 26, 2012 at 05:33 AM
The law needs to be re-written, because people don't have the values they had back in the day.
Johnny Paycheck July 26, 2012 at 06:46 AM
Yes Lidija, I live in the neighborhood and if my daughter said he touched her I would call the police and expect justice. But would not advocate the abandonment of any civil rights if that's what it took to put him away. My daughter has to grow up in this world and who knows what she (or some day her children) might some day be unjustly convicted of without the right to a fair trial, and to be innocent until proven guilty. I met him once last fall for about 3 minutes before I knew he was a sex offender and he struck me as sort of odd, but otherwise polite and I didn't think anything out of the ordinary until I saw him on the family watchdog site. I have not seen him since. Yes, sex offenders are scum, but he is claiming innocence and has the right to a fair trial and to confront the evidence against him and to be judged either innocent or guilty by a jury of his peers. You ask why I defend him? I have studied history extensively and liberty ALWAYS disappears one small step at a time for seemingly legitimate reasons. Have you ever heard the Martin Niemöller quote describing the descent into Nazism? First they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew. Then they came for the Communists and I did not speak out because I was not a Communist. Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist. Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.
Pennyluhu July 26, 2012 at 06:54 AM
I guess I missed mention of wife or girlfriend in picture. I am glad to see people get revved up about these issues but in this era of anonymous social media, are we out there DOING some thing about the wrongs in our community? No, Johnny, I don't mean vigilantism (too many trigger-happy idiots like George Zimmerman and his supporters for that to help) and as for constitutional rights, we have gone way overboard in protecting the rights of the accused while the victims are often repeatedly abused by our judicial system.It is in God's word that we "gently" correct our brethren but we need to remember also the commandments and keep God in our judicial system. Pardon my ranting, it's late, I'm tired. So true, Lidija, our values have been jeopardized. I meant no disrespect to you in my earlier post. Any abuse of a child is an emotional topic to me.
tim July 26, 2012 at 01:37 PM
I had a neighbor in Hartland, who i had know for almost 7 years, that was recently charged with two Felony B counts of repeated sexual assault of a child under the age of 13. Each count carried a maximum sentence of 60 years in prison. Do the math. He plead down to one Felony C, and the other charge was dropped. Sentence?? 10 years, with 5 years supervision after that. They had DNA, written confession, video confession, etc... Tell me how this works, please?? And to top it off, He'll be segregated while in prison, so he gets to live. Our judicial system is so screwed up, it's pittiful how sexual predators have more rights than victims. This guy will probably live to get out another day... Just plain sad....
Johnny Paycheck July 26, 2012 at 03:12 PM
You will miss those constitutional rights some day Pennyluhu. Far be it from me to convince you though.
Johnny Paycheck July 26, 2012 at 03:25 PM
Ok Tim, exactly HOW do sex offenders have more rights than victims?
Nicole Ibealright Damico July 26, 2012 at 07:21 PM
Johnny - I'm not the one that is ignorant here. You know know nothing of sex offenders and their behavior to stand up for this man, and you keep mentioning things that have nothing to do with incident or sex offenders. the man was not being monitored anymore he was only on the registry list that is all. also is explain to you already he was recently put in jail for these incidents, were reported in march. you keep talking about things that have nothing to do with this case and are talking about stuff that has nothing to do with sex offenders. as I told you before sex offenders do not all of a sudden one day start doing these things and then get caught and/or stop just because they got caught. and those prior cases that took place just because there was only 2 incidences recorded does not necessarily mean that he never did it before we don't know them and history but that's really odd a sex offender where have all the kids and then give them a sleeping aid and all that sleep aid does is put them to sleep easy it does not black anything out its not a real drug which why they woke up from and have not physical evidence. If YOU WANT TO SAY I'M IGNORANT THAT'S FINE - BUT NEVER DO I GIVE CHILD SEX OFFENDERS BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT. SEX OFFENDERS DON'T BELONG NEAR CHILDREN AND ARE HABITUAL.
Nicole Ibealright Damico July 26, 2012 at 07:26 PM
Maybe you should stick to topic rather than going about other subjects that aren't about sex offenders or this case.
KAY KRISTIN July 28, 2012 at 12:01 PM
There are a lot of valid points on both sides of this discussion. Personally....I think there is a lot of negligence on the part of the parents in this case. Why were these girls allowed to spend the night in the home of a registered sex offender? I certainly wouldn't allow MY daughter to do so. IF the individual is indeed guilty of these crimes (and as Johnny said, he has merely been accused, he has not been convicted yet on THIS crime), if I were the parents of these girls, I would take a long, hard look at what I could have done to prevent this from happening....like knowing what danger I was allowing my daughter to walk into. We cannot expect the law or the government to protect us or our children. The information is out there, and it is up to us as parents to protect our children. If we, as parents, don't check into the safety of an environment that we are allowing our children to walk into, we are more guilty than the "system" that "allows this man to live freely". The law can tell him "thou shalt not be among children"...but that doesn't make it so. (The law also says thou shalt not drink and drive, but look how many do.) The law gives him a directive. Whether or not he follows it is up to him. It's up to the parents to be aware and mindful and to act and react accordingly.
Nicole Ibealright Damico July 30, 2012 at 12:10 AM
well.......the man is facing life in prison if guilty. hopefully he will get to know what it's like to get sexually molested at some point in his miserable pathetic life
B. Guenther September 26, 2012 at 02:33 PM
I have to agree with you Johnny. I know the parents of all my son's friends but that does not mean that I have not done a search on them. If something would have popped on that search such as one of them being a pedophile I would not let my son into their home or anywhere alone with that person. On the flip side, I would hope parents would do the same thing with me. Trust but verify.

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