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HandcuffsA $15,000 cash bond has been set for 17-year-old Racine boy after he was charged with allegedly sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl at the Real School, 5915 Erie St., on March 6, according to the Racine County District Attorney’s OfficeiI

Talon Mascaretti was charged as an adult by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with first degree sexual assault of a child, false imprisonment, two counts of felony intimidation of a victim, and child enticement by the Racine County District Attorney’s office on Tuesday. If convicted of all charges, Mascaretti faces up to 111 years in prison and fines up to $160,000.

According to the criminal complaint, the 15-year-old girl told her mother and a friend that Mascaretti assaulted her in the boiler room across from the women’s bathroom on the first floor of the school. The girl told the police that she saw Mascaretti outside of the bathroom. He approached her and told her that he had taken a “bunch of Xanax pills” and asked her if she wanted one. The girl told him no and he told her that he had also smoked marijuana.

Mascaretti then held both of the girl’s wrists, opened the boiler room door and sexually assaulted her. The girl, who was crying fell to the floor, and stayed in the boiler room until school was over. She also told the police that Mascaretti ripped a lanyard from her neck.  

The next morning, Mascaretti called the girl seven times, threatened to slit her throat and told her not to tell anyone.  

A preliminary hearing has been set for Mascaretti at 8:30 a.m. April 2 at the Racine County Courthouse.

Editor’s note: This story was corrected to reflect that the sexual assault took place at the Real School. The criminal complaint was inaccurate, said officials with the Racine Unified School District.

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.