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A 32-year-old Luck, WI man has been charged in Polk County Circuit Court with sexually assaulting a female under the age of 16.
According to the criminal complaint, Eduardo Jaquez, of Luck, WI, is charged with Class C Felony Sexual Assault of a Child Under 16 Years of Age after the Polk County Sheriff’s Office received a report that Jaquez had sexually assaulted a juvenile female.
The juvenile female and her mother met with St. Croix Tribal Police Department's investigating officers on June 13, 2018 and reported that the alleged assault happened on that same date.
The juvenile female told officers that while at a residence, she was in the kitchen, playing with a guinea pig. She was holding the guinea pig on her chest when Jaquez came over and acted like he was going to pet the guinea pig, but instead allegedly reached under her clothing and touched her breast twice. The juvenile female stated that at that time she felt uncomfortable and wanted to leave, however, Jaquez told the juvenile female that if she went into a bedroom, he would give her $20. She told officers that she went into the room where Jaquez proceeded to kiss her on the top of her breast. The juvenile female stated that she then left the residence, went home, and told her mother what had happened.
The criminal complaint goes on to state that when the officers arrived at Jaquez’s residence and interviewed him about the report, Jaquez denied the accusations. Jaquez was placed under arrest. According to the criminal complaint, Jaquez did not seem concerned about why the officers were there, or about being arrested.
Online circuit court records show that a criminal complaint was filed against Jaquez on June 14, 2018 and he was placed on a $2,000 cash bail bond that same day with a condition that he not have any contact with the juvenile female.
If convicted as charged, Jaquez faces a maximum penalty of imprisonment for not more than 40 years, a maximum fine of $100,000, or both.
Jaquez is due back in court later this week regarding his criminal charges.
Pursuant to the direction of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3.6, Trial Publicly, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.