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West Bend police: 14-year-old girl sexually assaulted by 19-year-old Iowa man at Hampton Inn

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WEST BEND -- West Bend police are investigating the sexual assault of a 14-year-old West Bend girl that occurred Saturday, August 1st at the Hampton Inn on S. 18th Street.

Police say officers responded to a 911 hang-up call at the Hampton Inn, and while investigating, they determined a 19-year-old man from Iowa met the 14-year-old West Bend girl on the internet -- and came to West Bend.

An investigation has revealed there was sexual contact between the man and the girl.

The Iowa man has no prior criminal record, police say.

He was arrested, and taken to the Washington County Jail on charges of sexual assault of a child.

Hampton Inn & Suites West Bend

Hampton Inn & Suites West Bend

Meanwhile, police are reiterating that it's important parents know what their kids are doing online and in their everyday lives.

"Be active. Know where they're going, what kind of information they're sharing with others. Know their friends, and when they go anywhere, trust but verify. Make contact with the other friend's parents. Know where they are," West Bend Police Sgt. Dan Van Beek said.

Sgt. Van Beek says it's important young people understand that things they text, email or post online never really go away.

Monitor FOX6 News and FOX6Now.com for updates on this developing story.

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5 comments

  • La"Quasha

    When will parents understand they NEED to know where, what and who your kids are with. You MUST monitor there internet activity including putting a monitor on there phone activity and purchasing a program so you can see / verify what and whom they are chatting with. I used Webwatcher when my kids were under 18. you can see all activity. Wise up parents!.

    • rachel

      Just saying girls now days dress 2 look much older. what age did the girl tell the guy she was? ??? I think parents need 2 not let there young girls dress older!!!!!!

  • Dennis

    It’s sad ,my daughter and I reported a 23 year old and he’s still roaming free. Funny how fast they are in this case.

  • Wilson

    Obviously this guy wanted to tap a 14 year old and was successful in doing so. Wonder if he is friends with Jared? Wonder if he was on Jared’s subway diet??? That could be why he did this!!!

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