Thursday, February 14, 2013
The Racine County District Attorney's Office charged a former Racine Police officer and current Horlick High School Gym teacher with child enticement.
A Horlick High School gym teacher who is a former Racine Police officer was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with child enticement. Thomas Adams, 61, of Caledonia, is accused of enticing a 15-year-old girl over a two-day period at the school, according to a press release by the Racine Police Department. Adams was arrested at his home after the department concluded its investigation. If convicted, Adams faces up to 25 years in prison and/or fines up to $100,000. Adams appeared in court via closed-circuit television at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, where Court Commissioner John Bjelejac ordered him to stay away from Horlick High School, have no contact with minors unless another adult is present, and not to contact the victim in…
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Read some of the more notable crime stories from around suburban Milwaukee this week.
Here are some of Patch's top crime- and police-related stories from throughout the Milwaukee area in the last week. Click on a link to see the all the details. Drug delivery intercepted: The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the delivery of a 12-pound package of marijuana to a residential address in Sussex. Child porn conviction: A former barber in Whitefish Bay was found guilty Thursday on six federal charges relating to child pornography. Sexual assault charges: A 17-year-old Port Washington boy is charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl, who said she was dating the boy, early last month. Nine-time drunk driver sentenced: A woman who was arrested this summer for her ninth OWI near Wauwatosa with her infant…
Monday, November 12, 2012
Police say the suspect, 28, has videos of himself assaulting young children and a DVD slideshow set to a soundtrack featuring images of the victims.
A 28-year-old Racine man is accused of creating numerous child pornography videos and images with two young children while babysitting them during the past year. Alexander R. Richter was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Monday with two counts of repeated sexual assault of a child, 12 counts of sexual exploitation of a child and 12 counts of possession of child pornography. If convicted, he faces up to 560 years in prison and $2.4 million in fines. According to the criminal complaint, on Nov. 3, Racine police officers were called to a woman’s home after she learned her 7-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter had been sexually assaulted by Richter for the past year. The assaults came to light after the boy began acting out sexually and …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Somers firefighter Jodin Froeber was bound over for trial Wednesday during his preliminary hearing for alleged sexual assault of a patient.
Court Commissioner Alice Rudebusch determined Wednesday there was enough evidence to move forward with the trial of Jodin Froeber, who is accused of sexually assaulting a patient he was transporting to the hospital. Froeber is a firefighter/EMT with the Somers Fire Department in Kenosha County. He is accused of sexually assaulting a 20-year-old female patient in the back of an ambulance in July 2011 while taking her to the hospital after she suffered a seizure while working at a Girl Scout camp in Kenosha County. The Trefoil Oaks Program Center is only about one-quarter mile south of the Racine-Kenosha county line. An amended criminal complaint was presented to the court to correct the victim's age. Originally, the victim was thought to …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
The woman didn't know the man very well, but some key steps she took led to his arrest.
A 27-year-old Racine man is facing a felony sexual assault charge after he allegedly tried to have sex with a woman he barely knew. James C. Hunter was charged with second-degree sexual assault, repeater, and false imprisonment, repeater, by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office. If convicted, Hunter faces up to 50 years in prison and fines up to $110,000. In the last seven years, Hunter was convicted four times for misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct, domestic violence, batter and possession of marijuana. He also had two felony counts of bail jumping. According to the criminal complaint, Hunter had promised a woman that he would take her to her grandparent’s house on Monday. The woman didn’t know him very well, only through a…
Thursday, March 22, 2012
A letter from the State Attorney General's office states that once the Court of Appeals got involved, Judge Eugene Gasiorkiewicz should not have made decisions about amending charges or scheduling a trial date for Curt Johnson.
The judge who denied prosecutors' request to charge SC Johnson heir Curt Johnson with incest instead of child sex assault may have spoken too soon. The Attorney General's Office sent a letter Wednesday to Judge Eugene Gasiorkiewicz outlining how, because certain parts of the case are currently under review by the Second District Court of Appeals, he didn't have jurisdiction to make any decisions. Assistant Attorney General Rebecca St. John also wrote the scheduled trial date of April 23 is on hold unless or until the appellate court issues its opinion. Johnson was charged March 23, 2011 with a single count of repeated sexual assault of the same child. The Racine County District Attorney's office filed on Feb. 15 to have charges amended to …
Friday, February 24, 2012
Bail was set for $25,000 for Robert Burnette, 29, of Racine, on Feb. 24 after he allegedly had sex with a 12-year-old boy.
A Racine man was charged with two felonies for allegedly having sex with a 12-year-old boy and chasing a nine-year-old boy around the house. Robert Burnette, 29, of Racine, was charged with exposing his genitals and repeated sexual assault of a child by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office on Feb. 24, 2012. Burnette is currently being held in the Racine County Jail. If convicted, Burnette faces up to life in prison and fines up to $10,000. According to the criminal complaint, Burnette allegedly had sex numerous times with a 12-year-old boy between August of 2009 and the fall of 2011 at an apartment on Rapids Drive and a Racine apartment. On numerous occasions, Burnette forced the boy to sodomize him and perform other sexual acts. …
Saturday, January 28, 2012
We know you're busy. So we thought we'd get you caught up on what was going on.
Horlick Teacher Says 'No' to Getting Award from Paul Ryan Texas Roadhouse, Red Lobster Adding 320 Jobs to Mount Pleasant After Initial Refusal, Clerk Certifies Voter Registration Deputies DISCUSSION: Are You A Business Owner Who Wants To Know More About Social Media? Curt Johnson Child Sex Assault Trial Starts April 23
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Substitute teachers and educational assistants will now be required to report abuse in schools.
Friday, September 23, 2011
Billionaire Curtis Johnson, who is accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting a child, went to an Arizona therapist earlier this year and allegedly confessed.
Statements Curtis Johnson reportedly made to his therapist about sexually assaulting a child will be allowed as evidence during his criminal trial. Johnson was charged this spring with a felony count of repeatedly sexually assaulting a child. If convicted, Johnson could face up to 40 years imprisonment, which could include time in prison and on supervision. Racine County Felony Court Judge Eugene A. Gasiorkiewicz decided to allow the statements Friday afternoon during a motion hearing, which included three motions filed by Johnson's attorneys. Gasiorkiewicz will also unseal some of the documents pertaining to Johnson, but information regarding the alleged victim in the case will remain sealed. Gasiorkiewicz will also look at the girl’s …