UW-P Freshman Sentenced on Sex Assault Charges Stemming From a Post-Prom Party

Feb. 19, 2024 3:20p

(WGTD)---No means no. That’s how Kenosha Circuit Court Judge Gerad Dougvillo framed the case that was before him Monday  for sentencing.

A 19-year-old man went too far at a post-prom party in Kenosha’s Allendale neighborhood last spring.

As a result, the man—now a student at UW-Parkside—was charged with three felony counts of second-degree sexual assault. As part of a plea bargain, those charges were downgraded to three misdemeanor counts of fourth-degree sexual assault. 

In court Monday, Dougvillo crafted a multi-pronged sentence that included two years’ probation, 30 days in jail under work release and 40 hours of community service. If he violates terms of his probation, the man could conceivably wind up spending more time in jail.

Before sentencing, the victim spoke, saying she’s been unable to shake the effects of what happened that night.

When it was his turn to speak, the defendant apologized and said he was ashamed of himself.

His attorney—Mark Richards—said he believes his client is truly remorseful, but that the matter was blown out of proportion.

WGTD has chosen not to identify the defendant in part because his record could be expunged if he successfully completes probation.