WAUKESHA COUNTY, WI (WISN) – An unemployed man who has twice been deported to Mexico but who helps as a referee for soccer games at Waukesha’s Schuetze Recreation Center told a 15-year-old girl that he loved her and tried to kiss her on several occasions, a criminal complaint filed Tuesday said.
The charging document said Cristian Sanchez, 26, gave authorities a fake name and birthdate when they questioned him about a Jan. 29 incident at the center.
Sanchez is charged with one count of sexual assault of a child under 16 years of age, child enticement and refusing to aid an officer. He faces 65 years in prison and fines in excess of $200,000 if convicted.
According to the complaint, Sanchez and the teen — identified only as MM — were walking along the riverfront together when Sanchez opened his jacket, stating that the weather was cold and that the girl should pull closer to keep warm.
The teen later told police that Sanchez wrapped his arms around her waist, put his hands on her butt and rubbed his erect penis against her.
Several days prior, Sanchez appeared at the girl’s school with flowers doused in men’s cologne. He said he wanted the teen to have the flowers so that she would remember him, the complaint said. It was on this date that he tried to kiss her, the complaint said.
When officers found Sanchez on Sunday at the Franklin Sports Complex, where they believed he was also acting as a referee for soccer games, he gave them a fake ID. WISN 12 News uncovered he also provided a fake address to investigators.
The investigation revealed that he had an outstanding arrest warrant in Milwaukee County from a 2014 case. Sanchez was charged for beating his wife three years ago in front of their children.
During questioning on Monday, Sanchez admitted to attempts of trying to kiss the girl and that he put his hands around her waist, but he denied grabbing her buttocks.
He’s unemployed but sometimes works as a roofer.