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Incest Case Moves to Trial, No Plea Entered Yet

A Muskego man is charged with assaulting his sister, who has since filed a temporary restraining order against him; trial date has been set for March 5

A disturbing case of incest out of Big Bend involving a Muskego man and his sister will go to trial March 5. However, the defendant, who is charged with one count of incest and one count of attempted incest, has again delayed entering a plea in the case. 

Earlier attempts by the defense to reduce his $10,000 cash bond had been denied by the court. A hearing on Tuesday proved fruitless as the defense again requested more time to enter a plea, however Judge William Domina moved the case forward without a plea, giving them until the Feb. 28 jury status hearing to do so.

According to the criminal complaint, the suspect — who isn’t being named by Patch in order to protect the identity of the victim — went drinking with his sister on Aug. 1 at a bar in Big Bend. They left around 10:45 p.m. and went back to his house where she passed out on his bed. Reports state she was woke up later during the sexual assault.

The victim was eventually able to get away to contact someone to pick her up. She has recently filed a temporary restraining order against her brother, who remains in Waukesha County jail pending the trial. He could face up to nearly 19 years in prison and $37,500 in fines if convicted. 

Keith Pullman February 13, 2013 at 12:48 PM
"Incest" is a ridiculous charge. If adults consent to have sex with each other, it shouldn't be a crime. If one person assaults another (as alleged in this case) then it is sexual assault or rape and THAT should be the charge.
shannon February 13, 2013 at 05:20 PM
Completely agree , when you think of incest you think of brother and sister under 18. Not 2 adults that are old enough to go to the bar. Should be rape or sexual assault.
Denise Konkol February 16, 2013 at 04:41 AM
The woman was not consenting in this case, and incest is any family member engaged in sexual conduct with another. Charges are generally determined between the police and DA, and the definition in this instance is indeed incest, which includes assault or sexual contact.
jfresca February 17, 2013 at 06:10 PM
The incest charge is a deliberate tactic to evoke a response from a jury (or the perp) of the court's intent to play hardball (no pun intended).
Gregory Kluck February 18, 2013 at 04:35 AM
The fact is, is that this is incest! Regardless of consent or lack thereof. Incest is defined as sexual contact with a blood related person. I won't go into the whole second cousin thing, because as siblings, this is as close as you can get. I believe the charge is correct.

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