A 53-year-old man from Oconomowoc is facing serious charges after accusations of rape surfaced that span some four years. The man, who purportedly identified himself as a federal agent to his alleged victims, is facing five felony counts of sexual assault. As sex crimes are taken very seriously in Wisconsin, he could spend years in jail if a court finds him guilty.
Several women have come forward to identify the man as an alleged rapist and stalker. These women have accused him of aggressively pursuing them. They say he used his status as an agent of the U.S. Department of State Diplomatic Security Services to terrorize and manipulate them into nonconsensual sex acts over the course of the last four years.
The man's current employment status has not been confirmed by the State Department at this time. His attorney has identified several of the allegations as being years out of date, including some that were dismissed in civil court. The man maintains his alleged actions were committed with the consent of the women involved, and his representation has called the allegations against him blatantly false.
Sex crimes inhabit a dark part of the American psyche, as many people are legitimately victimized both here in Wisconsin and across the nation every day. But it is equally important for an accused individual to maintain the right to a fair and impartial trial, no matter how serious the allegations against that individual might be. As with many sex crime cases, this case will likely involve the man's representation carefully cross-examining his accusers to identify inconsistencies and/or outright falsehoods, in an effort to build a strong case in his defense.
Source: jsonline.com, "Federal agent charged with multiple rapes in Wisconsin over four years", Ashley Luthern and Cary Spivak, March 30, 2018