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Racine Unified employee charged with sexual assault of 16-year-old appears in court without an attorney

RACINE — Justin Jolen Lizama, 34, was in Racine County Circuit Court on Wednesday. However, he has not yet been assigned an attorney, so his case was continued. Lizama is charged with child enticement/sexual conduct and sexual assault of a student by school staff. The defendant was employed by the Racine Unified School District as […]

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Plea agreement reached for sexual assault of teenage girl: former music teacher sentenced to 2 years in prison

RACINE COUNTY — Former Wheatland Center School music teacher Zachary Wendt will spend the next two years in prison after he agreed to plead guilty to the sexual assault of a teenage girl. Wendt was charged in 2021 with a total of six felonies that included sexual assault of a child by someone who works […]

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Case High School employee accused of drugging, sexual assault of 16-year-old student

MOUNT PLEASANT — A 35-year-old man working at J.I. Case High School as an event staff employee is accused of drugging and sexual assault of a 16-year-old student. Justin Jolen Lizama, of Racine, was charged Monday, Aug. 28, in Racine County Circuit Court with one felony count each of sexual assault of a student by […]

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Racine man charged with sexual assault, false imprisonment and more facing 60 years prison

RACINE — A 28-year-old Racine man faces a 60-year prison term after he was charged earlier this week with felony sexual assault of his girlfriend. In addition to the felony sexual assault charge, Reginald Turner is charged with felony counts of false imprisonment, strangulation and suffocation, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon as […]

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Burlington man allegedly admits to sexual assault of a child under 13

BURLINGTON — Racine County Sheriff’s deputies say a 21-year-old Burlington man denied the sexual assault of a small child before admitting he had sexual contact with the child on multiple occasions. According to a press release from Racine County Sheriff’s Office, investigators responded to reports of Seth Beining sexually assaulting a small child. A forensic […]

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Wrestling coach accused of sexually assaulting 14-year-old student

Editor’s note: This story has been updated as it had incorrect information that was able to be corrected when an updated report was available from Racine County Sheriff’s Office. The accused person is not affiliated with Raymond Schools. RACINE COUNTY — Alejandro Guardiola, an assistant wrestling coach with a travel team that practices in the […]

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Burlington man charged with sexual assault of a child, facing more than 80 years

RACINE — A 37-year-old Burlington man faces more than 80 years in prison after he was charged this week in Racine County Circuit Court with four felonies, including second-degree sexual assault of a child younger than 16 years old and child enticement. Evan Michael DeBord, N5989 Aspen Drive, made his initial appearance Wednesday. He remains […]

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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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