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Man guilty of assaulting disabled girl

May 01, 2014
ELKHORN — A Walworth County jury found a 20-year-old Lake Geneva man guilty of sexually assaulting a 10-year-old developmentally disabled girl.
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Illinois man faces sexual assault charges

May 01, 2014

A 28-year-old Arlington Heights, Ill., man is accused of having sexual contact on March 21 with a 15-year-old girl in Walworth County.
Jerome M. Slowik has been charged with sexual assault of a child under the age of 16.
If convicted, he faces up to 40 years imprisonment and $100,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
On March 27, police spoke to the victim who said that she went to a movie with Slowik, and that after the movie Slowik drove her to a dead-end road.
On the dead-end road, Slowik parked the vehicle. In the car, the two kissed and allegedly Slowik touched the child in a sexual manner.

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Former Bloomfield man faces sexual assault charges

May 01, 2014

A former Bloomfield man, who was sent to prison last year for child abuse, is now accused of sexually assaulting two young children.
Berne P. Moran, an inmate at the Red Granite Correctional Institute, faces two counts of repeated sexual assault of a child.
If convicted of those charges, the 51-year-old faces up to 120 years imprisonment.
On May 1, 2013, Judge John Race sentenced Moran to one year in a state prison and three years of extended supervision after Moran pleaded guilty to the felony child abuse charge.
In the child abuse case, the victim, an 8-year-old girl, reported that Moran slapped her back several times.
The girl told police that her back hurt her so much she couldn’t bend over to tie her shoes.
In the new case, Judge David Reddy set a $25,000 cash bond.
According to the criminal complaint:
In September 2013, two children, a 9-year-old boy and a 9-year-old girl, were interviewed by forensic interviewer Paula Hocking at the Walworth County Tree House in Elkhorn.
The boy told Hocking that Moran touched him in a sexual manner, and that the boy touched Moran in a sexual manner.
The girl reported similar assaults and said they took place in Elkhorn and Pell Lake.
The criminal complaint states that the assaults occurred sometime between January 2010 and October 2012.

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Judge Reddy denies motions in White case
April 24, 2014

ELKHORN — Judge David Reddy denied two motions filed by a Sugar Creek man who claims that Walworth County Sheriff’s deputies intimidated jurors during his September trial.

Man accused of bribing officer
April 17, 2014

BLOOMFIELD ­— On March 30, a man who police arrested for fourth-offense drunken driving is accused of attempting to offer the arresting officer $1,000 to not report the arrest.

Appeals court overturns Judge Race
April 17, 2014

WAUKESHA — On April 9, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals District II, in part, overturned a decision made by Walworth County Judge John Race in a multiple-offense drunken driving case. ...subscribers>>

Confession stays
April 10, 2014

ELKHORN — On April 3, Judge David Reddy ruled that an 18-year-old Woodstock, Ill., man’s confession to police — in which he admitted to sexually assaulting a woman — will remain in evidence.
In a motion, Armando Mezo-Reyes argued that he didn’t understand his Miranda rights because police read him his rights in English.
Mezo-Reyes was born in Mexico and primarily speaks Spanish.

Moelter sent back to prison
April 03, 2014

ELKHORN — “This court is in a difficult position,” Judge David Reddy said during Bruno Moelter’s probation revocation hearing.
In February 2013, the 56-year-old was arrested and charged for operating while under the influence, as a ninth-offense. However, his blood tested negative for the presence of drugs and alcohol, and the charges were dismissed.

Lake Geneva man arrested after chase
April 03, 2014

A Lake Geneva man was arrested Sunday afternoon following a high-speed chase that involved five police agencies.
Christopher L. Mangold, 40, was taken into custody at about 3:55 p.m. after his car was forced to a stop by a Walworth County Sheriff’s deputy squad car.
Both Mangold’s car and the squad car were damaged.

Armed robber gets 10 years
April 03, 2014

ELKHORN — A teenager who was involved in a brazen armed robbery in November 2012 was sentenced March 26 to 10 years in prison.
On Nov. 6, 2012, the night of the presidential election, Marcos Rosas-Villegas of Lake Geneva rushed into a woman’s apartment with two other juveniles and ransacked it.
Rosas pleaded guilty to a felony charge of armed robbery.

Judge hears motion to dismiss White case
April 03, 2014
ELKHORN — Walworth County Sheriff’s deputies are accused of attempting to intimidated jurors into finding a Sugar Creek man guilty of assaulting a law enforcement officer. The deputies are accused of doing this by having a large presence in the courthouse.However, during a March 27 motion hearing, Deputy District Attorney Joshua Grube argued that the deputies at the courthouse either were witnesses in the case, providing security or were supporting a fellow officer who they believe is a victim of a vicious assault. ...subscribers>>
Woman allegedly raped by man she met online
April 03, 2014

ELKHORN — A 24-year-old Illinois man is accused of raping a Walworth County woman who he met on a free online dating website.
Christopher D. Wessels of Rock Falls, Ill., has been charged with two counts of third-degree sexual assault.
If convicted of both counts, Wessels faces up to 20 years imprisonment and $50,000 in fines.

Man gets five years for role in drive-by shooting
April 03, 2014

ELKHORN — A man who was part of a gang-related drive-by shooting last year was sentenced to five years in prison on Monday by Judge David Reddy.
Cameron M. Casillas, 19, of Milwaukee, was also sentenced to five years of extended supervision for his role in the shooting.
On Jan. 19, 2013, Casillas, Alfredo and Martin Villarreall, Sarah Brittain and Rochelle Sorg allegedly drove to a home on Hartwell Street in Elkhorn and fired several shots into the house.

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