On May 7, a 39-year year old Shorewood man appeared in court to plead guilty on charges arising out of an alleged sexual relationship with a girl who is now 15-years-old. The girl's mother reported that she allowed the man to stay in her home because he had nowhere to live, and he had sex with her daughter hundreds of times during a one-year period beginning January 2012.
The Shorewood resident was originally charged with one count of repeated sexual assault of a child. He plead guilty to one count of second degree sexual assault. The man will be sentenced on July 11 and faces up to 15 years of imprisonment.
The man was a friend of the girl's best friend's father. After they first met, they started dating. The girl's mother later allowed the man to move into their home. In January 2012, police arrived at the home to find the man and the girl allegedly alone in the girl's bedroom. They reported finding the man's clothing and personal items in the room. The girl stated that she was in love with the accused man. The complaint alleges that the man sent sexually explicit texts to the girl's friends after she was removed from the home and ended the relationship.
When a person is willing to plead guilty to charges, it is sometimes possible to receive a very favorable deal. A criminal defense lawyer can sometimes negotiate a situation where a person pleads guilty to some charges in order to have other charges dismissed. It may also be possible to have charges reduced in exchange for a guilty plea.
Source: http://greenfield.patch.com/, "Man Pleads Guilty to Sexually Assaulting Greenfield Teen", Adam W. McCoy, May 09, 2013