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Lake Geneva man receives prison for sexual assault

November 08, 2011 | 04:01 PM
A 27-year-old Lake Geneva man was sentenced Oct. 27 to three years in a state prison after he pleaded guilty to a felony charge of second degree sexual assault of a child.

Jamie A. Serna, 108 W. Laurie St., also was sentenced to three years of extended supervision and will have to register as a sex offender.

A felony charge of bail jumping was dismissed and read into the record.

A co-defendant, Jose Alejandro Gonzalez, 23, of Lake Geneva, pleaded guilty to second degree sexual assault of a child and was sentenced to four years in a state prison.

According to the criminal complaint on the sexual assault charge:

On Feb. 23, two girls, ages 14 and 13, went to the Lake Geneva Police Department and reported having sex with two older men at a city residence.

Serna allegedly had sex with the 13-year-old girl and Jose Alejandro Gonzalez, 23, of Lake Geneva, allegedly had sex with the 14-year-old girl.

The girls told police they had sex with the two men the night of Feb. 21 and again the next day.

Alejandro Gonzalez also has been charged with sexual assault of a child under 16 years of age. If convicted, he faces up to 40 years imprisonment and $100,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint on the bail jumping charge:

On April 13 at about 1 a.m., police responded to the area of Madison and Henry streets after receiving a report of a small child chasing a man on the sidewalk yelling "mommy, mommy."

Serna was identified as the man the child, who was 4, was chasing. Serna told police he didn' know the child, but tried returning him to a residence.

Police went to the residence and spoke to a woman who said she was sleeping and didn't know her child had left the apartment. The woman stated she knew Serna and he was at her apartment earlier in the evening spending time with her and her two children, ages 4 and 5. The woman said the 4-year-old must have left the residence following Serna. Serna told police he lied about knowing the child because he knew he wasn't allowed to have contact with children. He said he spent about two hours with the woman and her children.


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