Source: Lake Geneva Regional News

Boy guilty of sexual assault of 10-year-old girl
Former Linn teen faces 60 years imprisonment

August 25, 2011

A 17-year-old former Linn Township boy pleaded guilty Aug. 23 to a felony charge of first-degree sexual assault of a child.

When Dylan J. Henze, now of rural Whitewater, is sentenced Oct. 13 he faces up to 60 years imprisonment.

Four felony bail jumping charges and one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct will be dismissed but considered during the sentencing.

Two bail jumping charges and one disorderly conduct charge will be outright dismissed at the sentencing.

According to the criminal complaint on the sexual assault charge:

A 10-year-old girl told a forensic interviewer at the Walworth County Child Advocacy Center Henze had touched her.

According to the criminal complaint on the April 30 bail jumping:

Police spoke to a 9-year-old girl who said she was at the Brewery Hill skate park in the city of Whitewater. The girl said she knew Henze and he was also at the skate park.

The girl said Henze told her a “poem” involving animals that was “nasty.”

She said the “poem” had bad words and was about stuff older people would discuss, not kids.

According to the criminal complaint on the June 17 bail jumping charge:

Police responded to the Twin Oaks Mobile Home Park in Whitewater after receiving a report of two men trespassing in a trailer.

A maintenance worker told police he saw two men coming from the trailer, one fled on his bicycle and the other closed and locked the trailer door.

The maintenance worker held the door shut and told his grandson to call police. The man inside of the trailer begged the maintenance worker not to call police.

When he was let out of the trailer he immediately left the area. The maintenance worker told police the trailer was damaged and four windows were broken.

Police later met with Henze who said he was at the trailer park, but never entered a trailer. The maintenance worker identified Henze as the man inside of the trailer.

Henze apologized to the maintenance worker for the incident.

According to the criminal complaint for the June 28 incident:

On June 28 at about 3:30 p.m., police went to the Brewery Hill Skate Park after receiving a report of a man shooting a B.B. gun at other people.

Police spoke to two 14-year-olds at the skate park who said a man who introduced himself as “Dylan” pulled out a B.B. gun and showed it to them.

The man fired the gun at some girls.

Police interviewed a 13-year-old girl, who said she just met Henze. The girl said Henze fired the B.B. gun at her, but didn’t hit her.

When police spoke to Henze he admitted to being by the skate park, but not in it. He said he had a B.B. gun, but didn’t fire it toward anyone.

He admitted to being with juveniles and asked, “how can a juvenile not be with juveniles?”

Henze allegedly violated three conditions of his bond, by having contact with minors, contacting the Brewery Hill Skate Park and committing a new crime.