A 56-year-old man in Wisconsin has reportedly been charged with sexual offenses. The alleged sex crimes are said to have involved a male youth that was apparently visiting him at the time the incidents took place. The man charged is reportedly a former director for a Habitat for Humanity program in the area.
He is accused of committing second-degree sexual assault against a 13-year-old boy at the man’s home in June 2016. A spokesperson for the humanitarian project said program officials are aware of the situation involving their former leader. The spokesman also said there will be no further official comments made on behalf of the program so long as the investigation remains active.
Complaints against the man state that the boy had gone to the man’s home, and while there, the man touched him in an inappropriate and sexual manner. The man was arrested in July 2016. After being held temporarily in a Buffalo County jail, he was then released after posting a $10,000 bond.
If convicted, he may face up to 40 years behind bars. He may also be subject to mandatory lifetime supervision, including formal registration as a convicted sex offender. However, not all situations involving criminal charges result in convictions. There is often much a criminal attorney can do to lessen the negative impact of such charges on a defendant’s future. Anyone in Wisconsin who has been accused of sex crimes and would like more information about building a strong defense may contact an experienced defense lawyer in the area for guidance.
Source: winonadailynews.com, “Fountain City man charged with sex assault; was Winona Habitat director“, David Brommerich, July 22, 2016