A student from Wisconsin University has reportedly been released from jail after posting a bail that was lowered from $200,000 to $100,000. The 20-year-old man was accused of sex crimes in October 2016. His situation has apparently just gotten worse as additional allegations have been made against him.
Prosecutors say they have filed six new counts against the college student. The charges include sexual assault, disorderly conduct and stalking. In total, the man is now facing 21 different criminal charges connected with numerous women and multiple incidents.
An attorney representing the young man said the charges are very weak and indicated that he intends to aggressively contest them in court. In fact, he plans to file motions to dismiss a number of charges against his client before the next scheduled court date in January. Several women apparently came forward to accuse the man when they heard recent news about his earlier arrest.
Two of the women involved in the recently filed charges have claimed the man stared at them and that they asked him to stop. Another woman who has come forward said he asked her a sexually-charged question that made her feel uncomfortable when he saw her at a grocery store in May 2016. A person charged with sex crimes obviously has a lot at stake. Mere charges are never proof of guilt, however, as every person charged with a crime in Wisconsin or any other state is able to present as strong a defense as possible to combat the evidence offered by prosecutors and seek a favorable result.
Source: People, “More Charges For University of Wisconsin Student Accused in Sex Assaults“, Chris Harris, Dec. 16, 2016