RACINE COUNTY (WITI) -- Two teenage boys have been charged in connection with the alleged sexual assault of three girls, ages 12 and 13 that occurred in the Village of Waterford. A third man hasn't yet been officially charged, or made his initial appearance in court.
Those charged include:
- 17-year-old Michael Schleicher of Rochester
- 17-year-old Nicholas Colburn of Waterford
Official charges haven't yet been filed against a third man, age 21.
Schleicher faces a felony charge of repeated sexual assault of the same child (at least three violations of first or second degree sexual assault).
Colburn faces a felony charge of first degree sexual assault - sexual contact with a person under the age of 13.
A criminal complaint filed in this case says Racine County Sheriff's officials spoke with the mother of a 13-year-old girl who had admitted to being at an underage drinking party where she engaged in sexual intercourse with 17-year-old Schleicher. The alleged party occurred last Friday, February 13th at Nicholas Colburn's home in the Village of Waterford.
Sheriff's deputies spoke with the 13-year-old girl. She reported that Colburn made her and her friends drink a vodka-based drink in order to get into the party. The girl told officials she had sex with Schleicher, and her friend, who is 12 had sex with Colburn, according to the complaint.
The 13-year-old girl was taken to the hospital for an examination.
At the hospital, investigators spoke with the 13-year-old girl. She told them that she met Colburn on Facebook -- saying he sent her a message saying she was "cute" and that they should "hang out," according to the complaint. The complaint indicates Colburn and the 13-year-old girl had been communicating for approximately four months, and they had met a few times.
Sheriff's officials say the girl told them on February 9th she got a message from Colburn inviting her and her friends to a party at his home on February 13th.
The 13-year-old girl, the 12-year-old girl and a third girl, age 13 agreed to attend.
The girl told officials that there were about seven other people at the party, but she says when she told them her age, a number of people became upset and left the party, according to the complaint.
The complaint indicates Colburn provided two of the girls with a large martini glass filled with vodka mixed with something orange -- telling them they had to drink it without making a face in order to remain at the party. At this point, the only ones left at the party were the two 13-year-old girls and the 12-year-old girl -- and Schleicher, Colburn and a 21-year-old man known only as "Stone."
The 13-year-old girl told investigators the group watched a horror movie, and that's when she and Schleicher had sex. At the same time, the girl told officials the 12-year-old girl was having sex with Colburn, according to the complaint.
The 12-year-old girl also underwent an examination by a nurse.
Colburn was interviewed on February 17th. Colburn admitted that three girls came to the party -- saying "Stone" had brought vodka, marijuana, Adderall, oxycodone, Xanax and Ambien. The complaint says Colburn told investigators he walked in on Schleicher and the 13-year-old girl having sex several times, and he admitted to having sex with the 12-year-old girl.
Various items of evidentiary value were taken when a search warrant was executed on Colburn's home.
Investigators spoke with Schleicher, who initially minimized his involvement, but eventually admitted to having sex with the 13-year-old girl, according to the complaint. Schleicher told officials he knew the girls were 12 and 13 years old.
A family member of one of the boys involved says the charges are devastating for all involved.
"I'm at a loss for words on it. I just believe that this is every mother and father's nightmare. For the victims of all of the children and all of the parents I pray for all of them. Nobody wins on this. Everyone will lose on this, and there will always be hurt and sorrow," the family member said.
Bond has been set at $75,000 for Schleicher and Colburn, teens with no prior record. They will be in court on February 25th for their preliminary hearings.