A Middleton man convicted of the sexual assaults of a 13-year-old Milwaukee lady who had run away from dwelling and a girl in her Madison condominium was sentenced Friday to 13 years in jail.
Dane County Circuit Decide David Conway mentioned Andrew M. Stoltz, 25, “dedicated two very critical intercourse crimes,” together with one for which Conway mentioned there was “no method to overstate” its viciousness. The opposite, involving the 13-year-old lady, he referred to as “much more troubling.”
The lady was lacking for greater than two weeks after Stoltz satisfied her to depart her household’s dwelling, then took her to his dwelling in Middleton, the place he made repeated threats to maintain her from leaving, and through that point sexually assaulted her.
Conway mentioned the episode is one thing the lady will possible “grapple with for many of her life.”
Neither the lady nor the opposite sufferer or their households attended the sentencing listening to. In a letter to Conway filed on Friday, the mom of the lady Stoltz assaulted in her dwelling — the assault occurred whereas she was so intoxicated she had blacked out — wrote that the lady has been moved to an undisclosed location so Stoltz couldn’t discover her once more.
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Stoltz pleaded responsible in September to second-degree sexual assault of a kid and intimidation of a sufferer for the case involving the 13-year-old lady and third-degree sexual assault for the case involving the lady.
Conway sentenced Stoltz to 5 years in jail for the third-degree assault and eight years for the kid sexual assault, to be adopted by 13 years of prolonged supervision. Stoltz additionally might be on the state Intercourse Offender Registry for the remainder of his life.
Deputy District Lawyer William Brown had advisable a 15-year jail sentence, whereas Stoltz’s lawyer, Laura Breun, sought a five-year sentence.
In an announcement in court docket, Stoltz apologized for his actions and mentioned there was no one accountable for them however himself, including he’s “stuffed with self-loathing” for what he did.
Stoltz was charged in Could 2020 with sending lewd messages and photographs to a 14-year-old lady who had revealed her age to him. He advised her younger women had been his “desire,” Brown mentioned in court docket.
Whereas free on a signature bond for that cost, Stoltz sexually assaulted the lady in February 2021. Then whereas on money bail for the assault, Brown mentioned, Stoltz met the 13-year-old lady on Fb and finally she agreed to depart her dwelling and go along with him to Middleton. She advised police, nonetheless, that Stoltz had threatened to hurt her household if she didn’t, a legal grievance states.
Police had been in a position to make use of location information from Snapchat to slender down the lady’s location to an space within the 3300 block of Excessive Highway in Middleton, and from there, police had been capable of finding her.
Whereas Breun asserted that the lady by no means advised Stoltz her age, admitting that is not a protection for baby sexual assault, Conway mentioned he discovered it “laborious to imagine” Stoltz couldn’t work out after spending a lot time with the lady that she was not an grownup.
He agreed with Breun that Stoltz has had psychological well being challenges, starting when bipolar dysfunction manifested round his sophomore yr of highschool. However Conway mentioned Stoltz has determined to go on and off his drugs, relying on how he was feeling. It is throughout the instances when he’s off his remedy that he will get into hassle, Conway mentioned.
With out a assure that he would have the ability to keep his psychological well being and with a document of previous aggressive habits, Conway mentioned, Stoltz is a danger to public security.
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