Man allegedly stalks 13-year-old girl
July 22, 2011 | 09:15 AMElkhorn — Undercover police officers allegedly witnessed a 37-year-old Whitewater man, who was free on bond in a child sexual assault case, follow a 13-year-old girl as she walked home from summer school in the city of Whitewater.
In Walworth County, Armando Cervantes Orduna, 755 N. Tratt St., Apt. 179, faces two felony stalking counts and two counts of bail jumping.
If convicted of all four counts, he faces up to 19 years imprisonment and $40,000 in fines.
In Jefferson County, Cervantes Orduna faces a felony charge of repeated sexual assault of the same child and first-degree sexual contact with a child under the age of 13.
If convicted of both those counts, he faces 100 years imprisonment and $100,000 in fines.
According to the Walworth County Criminal Complaint:
On the Fourth of July the girl reported that while she walks home from summer school Cervantes Orduna would follow her in his car. He also would call out to the girl and ask to talk to her.
In the Jefferson County case, conditions of Cervantes Orduna bond include not having contact with any minors, and specifically not having contact with the girl he was allegedly following.
The girl reported that on June 29 or June 30, Cervantes Orduna parked his car for about 10 minutes near Whitewater High School while she was playing tennis.
The girl said the man had been following her home since June 20, which was the first day of summer school, and that he followed her home every day.
At first, Cervantes Orduna didn't drive by slowly, but as each day passed he would drive slower, the 13-year-old reported. She said she felt nervous, scared and started shaking because of him following her.
On July 6 police conducted undercover surveillance on Cervantes Orduna and watched him enter a vehicle and drive by the victim as she was walking.
After driving past her, the man pulled into a parking lot, waited for the girl and drove past her again.
After driving past the girl several more times, he drove past her again and the girl and a friend began running. As she ran, the girl continued to look behind her for Cervantes Orduna.
According to online court records, he has an Aug. 12 preliminary hearing scheduled in Walworth County and a July 27 preliminary hearing scheduled in Jefferson County.
In Walworth County, he has a $50,000 cash bond set.