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Man with prior serial child sexual assault conviction charged with additional assaults

RACINE – A Racine man with a child sexual assault conviction already on his record is accused of sexually assaulting additional children over a period of about six years. Paul Puchter, 50, was charged in Racine County Circuit Court with three felony counts each of first-degree sexual assault of a child under the age of […]

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7 new counts of child sexual assault for Burlington school aide

Burlington school aide Daniel Powers faces the rest of his life in prison for the alleged sexual assault of several 5th-grade girls at Dyer Elementary School. Powers was arrested last month after a student told her mother he touched her inappropriately. Investigators interviewed three students and were scheduling forensic interviews with additional students. Powers was […]

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Man accused of repeated sexual assault of 8-year-old girl

RACINE — A 27-year-old man is facing the rest of his life in prison after an 8-year-old girl spoke up about several instances of sexual assault against her on multiple occasions over the past year. Luis Hernandez-Castellanos, of Racine, was charged Monday in Racine County Circuit Court with one felony count of repeated sexual assault […]

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School music teacher charged with sexual assault of teen girl

BURLINGTON – A school music teacher is being held on a $500,000 cash bond after being charged with the sexual assault of a child for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old girl. Zachary Wendt, 38, of Burlington, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with: Two counts of sexual intercourse with a child Two counts […]

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Man charged with 10 child pornography charges also going to trial for sexual assault

A Mount Pleasant man already scheduled to go to trial for the alleged 2021 sexual assault of a mentally ill person was also charged last week with 10 counts of possessing child pornography. Casimir Kielbasa, 43, was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Friday with 10 felony counts of possessing child pornography. If convicted, he […]

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Criminal complaint: Union Grove man facing 15 months in jail after alleged sexual assault, theft

RACINE — A report of a possible sexual assault in the Village of Caledonia led to a pair of misdemeanor charges against a 39-year-old Union Grove man according to a criminal complaint. Patrick Rogers, 915 Center St., is charged with misdemeanor counts of theft and possession of THC, which carry a maximum possible fine of […]

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Mount Pleasant man charged with sexual assault; held on prior charges

RACINE ⏤ The Racine County District Attorney’s office has charged a 20-year-old Mount Pleasant man with second-degree sexual assault. Adrian X. Ager faces charges of second-degree sexual assault of a child under age 16, possession of an illegal article by an inmate and disorderly conduct. In addition, Ager was charged with numerous other offenses based […]