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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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Man charged with letting GPS battery die; faces 3 1/2 years in prison

RACINE, WI – A Racine man convicted of sexually assaulting a child could face more time in prison after he allegedly allowed the battery to die on his GPS ankle bracelet, preventing law enforcement from being able to confirm his whereabouts. Jose M. Rodriguez, 38, was charged Tuesday in Racine County Circuit Court with a single felony […]

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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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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 childTwo counts of […]

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Racine man charged with sexual assault and photographing child

An 18-year-old Racine man faces a felony charge of first-degree sexual assault of a child younger than 13 years old. The man, who is not being named to protect the victim’s identity, could receive a 60-year prison sentence if he’s convicted. According to the criminal complaint: A Racine Police Department investigator attended a forensic interview […]