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Racine man accused of sexually assaulting 14 year old

jailbarsA 37 year old Racine man has been charged with two counts of 2nd Degree Sexual Assault of Child under 16, and one count of child enticement. He appeared in Racine Circuit court Friday and was given a $100,000 bond. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for August 17th.

According to the criminal complaint on August 10th, Mount Pleasant Police were dispatched to the Super 8 Motel located in Mount Pleasant, reference a runaway juvenile from Milwaukee who had been located at the hotel. The complaint states that the teen told officers he had taken a bus from Milwaukee to meet the Racine man at a hotel he had been conversing with on social media apps. Officers asked the teen if anything sexual had happened which he replied no. He returned home with his parents.

On August 11th, dispatched advised officers that the parents had found sexually suggestive messages on the teen’s phone. Officers then interviewed the teen who stated that he had been sexually assaulted by the defendant twice. When the defendant was interviewed by law enforcement he admitted to conversing with the teen, and having sexual relations with him.