Monday, March 5, 2012
Randy R. Mayer faces four felony counts of sexual assault of a child under the age of 13. Following a final status hearing next Monday, the trial is set to being March 27.
Randy R. Mayer — the bus driver charged with inappropriately touching students on his route — is set to stand trial at the end of March in connection with four felony counts involving three children. The trial will start at 9:30 a.m. March 27. A final status hearing is also set for 8:30 a.m. March 12. Mayer, 225 S. Madison Ave., is charged with four felony counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child under the age of 13, and faces up to 240 years in prison. He appeared in court on Monday for a prosecution motion hearing to combine the four charges into one case. Mayer was initially charged on Dec. 7 with three felony counts involving two boys; the fourth charge came about a week later when another boy came forward. Mayer entered a 'not…
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Suspect allegedly assaulted child on two occasions in November and took pornographic images of the victim at his home.
A 35-year-old Port Washington man is facing multiple felony charges after he allegedly sexually assaulted a 5-year-old girl twice and then took pornographic photos of the victim. James R. Esselman, 216 W. Jackson St., was charged Wednesday in Ozaukee County Circuit Court with two counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child under 12 years old and five counts of possession of child pornography. If convicted, he faces up to 245 years in prison and $500,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: Esselman had intercourse with the girl on two occasions in November at his residence while babysitting the child. The incidents came to light on Jan. 21 after the victim told Esselman's mother they had played "boy butt and girl butt," and …
Monday, December 12, 2011
Recent sexual assault charges against a school bus driver may make some parents wonder how to help their children through such a situation.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Lyssa Beyer
Monday, December 12, 2011
After interviews with 37 Port Washington-Saukville School District students, a former school bus driver has been charged with sexual assault of two young boys. While the 57-year-old man, Randy R. Mayer, 225 S. Madison Ave., Port Washington, faces three felony charges and a total of up to 180 years in prison — children and families are left facing dilemmas of their own: Marian Ballos, child welfare manager for Ozaukee County, said it's important that families take the time to seek professional help. "Talking to a mental health counselor, working through anger issues and fear and loss, shock — all of those things would be a normal process for a parent (to go through)," she said. In Ozaukee County, parents can contact the Mental Health …
Friday, December 9, 2011
More allegations surface after Port resident Randy Mayer was charged with three felony counts of sexual assault of a child.
Since the criminal charges involving a Port Washington school bus driver accused of inappropriately touching students were made public, police received information from another family that their son experienced a similar behavior from Randy Mayer. The Port Washington police are currently investigating and will be interviewing the additional student, according to a press release from the department. Upon completing that interview, the additional investigation will be forwarded to District Attorney Adam Gerol for his review to decide if any additional charges will be filed. Mayer, 225 S. Madison Ave., Port Washington, was charged with three felony counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child; he faces up to 180 years of prison if …
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Wisconsin currently treats sex offenders with more care and effort than it treats offenders that are purely violent, and it's time that changed.
Criminal law is designed to be a crime and punishment system. If someone commits a crime, we have established punishments to accomplish clearly articulated goals — including punishment of the offender, protection of the community and deterrence for others considering the same conduct. In other words, the punishment is designed to stop the offender from repeating his criminal conduct and make other offenders stop before committing their own criminal conduct. The criminal theory relies on the fact that crimes are committed by choice — which theory is evidenced by our willingness to provide a special defense for those who we consider "not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect," (commonly referred to as NGI). For most of the criminal …
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Waukesha man accused of having sex with a 15-year-old Ozaukee County girl remains in jail on $100,000 bail.
The 44-year-old Waukesha man accused of having sex with a 15-year-old Ozaukee County girl pleaded not guilty Tuesday. Kevin Conry, 120 Cambridge Ave., Waukesha, also waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Ozaukee County Circuit Court. Conry's next court appearance is set for 10 a.m. June 16. Conry met the girl while using the social network site myYearbook.com, according to the criminal complaint. The two began exchanging flirtatious text messages, which soon became sexual in nature. The girl told Conry that she was only 15, he replied that her age did not matter, according to the complaint. Conry met the girl at her parents' residence on April 21, where they allegedly engaged in sexual activity. Conry and the girl allegedly spent …
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Ozaukee County Sheriff's Department caught the Waukesha man after assuming identity of the 15-year-old girl.
Judge Tom Wolfgram set bail on Wednesday for the Waukesha man accused of having sex with a 15-year-old Ozaukee County girl at $100,000, despite requests from Attorney Adrian Renner for a more "reasonable bail." Wolfgram cited the seriousness of the allegations against Kevin Conry, 120 Cambridge Ave., Waukesha, and the amount of time he faces in prison as reason for the high cash amount, and also ordered no contact with the victim of any kind. Conry has lived in Wisconsin for the past 20 years and has been employed full-time for the past three, Renner said, in asking for a lower bond. "He doesn’t net a large amount each month — he is in the process of a divorce and his home is in foreclosure, which is why his resources for bail are limited …