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Beaver Dam man sentenced to prison for assaulting girls

February 14, 2019

JUNEAU — A 33-year-old Beaver Dam man will serve 25 years in prison after pleading no contest to sexually assaulting two young girls.

Roberto Rodriguez-Rodriguez was sentenced by Dodge County Circuit Court Judge Martin DeVries on two counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child under the age of 12. Six related charges were dismissed, but read into the record.

In addition to the 25 years of initial incarceration, Rodriguez-Rodriguez was sentenced to 20 more years of probation. Rodriguez-Rodriguez must report for life as a sex offender, and he cannot work or volunteer with children. He may not have contact with the victims or their families.

According to the criminal complaint, two girls, ages 6 and 8, went to Rodriguez-Rodriguez’s apartment July 5, 2017, to see his cat. The father of one of the girls contacted police the next day to report the assault. The two girls were crying when police arrived. The girls told police that when they went to the apartment, Rodriguez-Rodriguez took the two to his bedroom and sexually assaulted them.

As the police officer was talking with the parents of the girls, a relative of Rodriguez-Rodriguez’s entered the apartment. According to the complaint, she told officers that Rodriguez-Rodriguez denied the assaults when she asked him about them. However, when she told him that she was going to get the girls’ parents, he left on foot and threatened to kill himself.

The detective met the girls at the Aurora Medical Center in Hartford, where they were undergoing sexual assault exams. The girls told the detective that after Rodriguez-Rodriguez assaulted them, he showed them a movie that they described as being “disgusting.” The girls said he assaulted them after watching the movie as well.

Rodriguez-Rodriguez was taken to Beaver Dam Police Department by a woman who told police that he had wanted to go to Mexico to avoid punishment. The woman told police that she had told him that he would be brought back to the U.S. as a fugitive if he didn’t surrender to police.