He was accused of sexual assault of a child, but his case has been dismissed; Why?
MILWAUKEE COUNTY (WITI) — The court has moved to dismiss a case against Harold Jewell — whose family owns the Glory Daaze bar at 42nd and Burleigh. 49-year-old Jewell was accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl in a room above the bar.
Jewell was charged with one count of second degree sexual assault of a child, and one count of child abuse — intentionally causing harm in the case.
The case was set for a jury trial — but on Monday, August 11th, the court moved to dismiss the case, as the state was unable to locate witnesses for the jury trial.
Jewell was released from the conditions of bail placed against him.
The case was filed in August of 2013.
Police said Jewell met his alleged victim when she tried to get into Glory Daaze with a fake ID back in June of 2013, but was turned away.
A criminal complaint says after exchanging texts on August 6th, 2013 Jewell picked up the girl at her home and took her to the bar.
The girl says she had two drinks and spent the night upstairs. She says the next morning, Jewell wanted to have sex with her. She said “no,” but said she eventually did it because “she felt scared not to.”
Afterwards, she says Jewell accused her of “stealing an expensive ring,” and then hit her with a two-by-four.
The girl says she escaped by jumping off an upper balcony in the back, and running to a nearby restaurant for help.
Milwaukee police have called Glory Daaze bar at 42nd and Burleigh practically a haven for violence and criminal activity. This fall, the bar closed for a suspension that lasted several weeks.
Jewell was convicted of battery in a case filed in June of 2011.