Mount Pleasant police say a 20-year-old Racine man is facing misdemeanor charges after a woman caught him having sex with her 16-year-old daughter.

Shannon Beene was charged Thursday in Racine County Circuit Court with a single misdemeanor charge of having sexual intercourse with a child. If convicted, he could face up to nine months in jail and/or up to $10,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint, officers were called Jan. 3 to a residence in the 7200 block of Kinzie Avenue for a report of a 16-year-old girl having sex with an unknown male. When police arrived, a woman said she arrived home and discovered her daughter having sex with the defendant. When she made her presence known, both the girl and Beene fled the bedroom.

While Beene was pulling on his clothes, the woman called police, the complaint reads. He reportedly said he was 17 years old.

Officers say the girl identified Beene as her boyfriend and that the sex was consensual. She provided his Facebook page information. Police matched Department of Motor Vehicles photo records with Beene’s Facebook page to positively identify him.

Beene was assigned a $5,000 signature bond during his initial appearance and ordered to not have any contact with the girl or any of her family. His next court date is May 1.

Love what we do?

In addition to our education features, we’ll be kicking off a series of stories highlighting how parents, students, and educators are adapting to the impact of COVID-19 on education. If this is important to you, please consider donating to our education reporting fund. https://business.facebook.com/donate/1846323118855149/3262802717172659/