A homeless man is accused of sexually assaulting a 15 year-old girl in a bookstore on Thursday.
Victor Little, 29, of Racine, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with second degree sexual assault of a child under the age of 16-years-old, and disorderly conduct.
If Little is convicted of both charges, he faces up to 44 years nine months in prison and/or fined up to $101,000. He was charged as a repeat offender.
A convicted sex offender for criminal sexual abuse in another state, Little was homeless after being released from prison in January.
A woman and her 15-year-old girl were shopping for books on Thursday when the mother noticed Little in the same section her daughter was in. The girl was uncomfortable and walked over t by her mother.
The two were in the discount books section when another woman slapped Little. The woman asked the girls’ mother if Little was with them. When she learned he was not, she called for security and Little fled the store. The woman told the police that she saw Little groping the girl, but because of the clothing she was wearing she may not have felt it.
Police found Little near the store. When they interviewed him, he told police he had tried to pickpocket different people and while trying to take a girl’s phone another woman caught him.
Little, who is being held on a $15,000 cash bond, is expected to have a preliminary hearing at 9 a.m. June 16 in front of Racine County Court Commissioner Alice Rudebusch.