Former Sturtevant trustee banished from state in plea deal
STURTEVANT — A Racine County trustee has been banished from the state of Wisconsin as part of a plea agreement.in a case involving allegations of misconduct with teen girls.
Former Sturtevant trustee John Thillemann has 60 days to move out of the state, and says he plans to move to Texas.
FOX6′s media partners at the Mt. Pleasant Patch say Racine County Sheriff’s deputies reportedly found pictures of girls in their underwear, pieces of stolen underwear and a log of girls that had come to Thillemann’s house.
A criminal complaint shows during an investigation deputies came across illegal weapons, and an AK-47 tucked under Thillemann’s bed.
The plea deal banishing Thillemann from the state was reached in light of a psychological examination. The district attorney and a family upset at Thillemann’s actions agreed to the move.
Neighbors who live near Thillemann say they can’t believe what has happened.
“It’s very surprising. We’ve live here our whole life. Nobody can believe it,” Gary Joyce said.
“I don’t think it’s fair. There are other ways around it, but getting banished from the state is a little extreme. Every time I came in contact with him or dealt with him, he seemed like a very nice guy,” Megan Jackson said.
Thillemann’s attorney says two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor were dropped. The attorney says the AK-47 was a souvenir from Thillemann’s time in the military.
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