Sheboygan Press staff
A 41-year-old illegal immigrant was arrested Saturday for allegedly having sexual contact with an 8-year-old boy at a home on the city’s south side, Sheboygan police said.
The incident was reported by the boy’s mother about 3:45 a.m., soon after the assault is believed to have taken place, said Detective Matt Walsh.
The man, who police will ask prosecutors to charge with first-degree sexual assault, is the third illegal immigrant arrested for a felony offense in recent weeks.
Few details on the nature of the assault were available Saturday, but Walsh said police believe it is a one-time occurrence. He said the boy’s mother suspected something had happened and called police after confirming it with her son.
The man was a friend of the boy’s family and is believed to have been living in Sheboygan about six months, Walsh said.
In other recent cases, illegal immigrant Eddie Carbajal-Lile, 27, has been charged with causing a fatal crash that killed a Port Washington teen on Aug. 14, and 17-year-old Martin L. Gamez - whose immigration status is being questioned by federal authorities - was charged Friday with sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl on Aug. 16.
Another illegal immigrant, Mauro Cisneros, 33, was arrested Aug. 20 for a traffic violation and police discovered he was a twice-deported felon with previous arrests for drug dealing, kidnapping, burglary and robbery.