New Lisbon is a city in Juneau County, Wisconsin, with a population of about 2,500. At least one sex buyer in the city has been arrested and had his identity publicized. In January, 2021 a New Lisbon man was charged with numerous criminal offenses after allegedly trying to pay a woman for sex and exposing his genitals to her, then accusing her of stealing $5,000 and placing her in a head lock. The New Lisbon resident was charged with felonies solicitation of prostitutes and intimidation of a victim, and misdemeanors lewd and lascivious behavior, disorderly conduct, two counts of criminal trespass and two counts of bail jumping. If convicted, he would face up to 10 years in prison or a fine of up to $25,000, or both, for the intimidation of a victim charge and up to six years in prison or a fine of up to $10,000, or both, for the solicitation charge. According to the criminal complaint, two Juneau County Deputies were dispatched to a residence for a sexual assault investigation. The reporting party stated that the man started banging on her door, then entered without her permission and sat down on a chair and offered the victim $100 for sex, which she refused. The man initially refused to leave when asked, unzipped his pants and exposed his genitals to the victim, and began trying to touch the victim while she pushed his hands away. After about 10 minutes the man took his money and left. The man returned later and accused the victim of stealing $5,000 from him, and threatened her with physical harm if she did not give it back, then placed his arm and hand around the victim’s neck and searched her person looking for the money. She attempted to call 911 but the man took away her phone and told the victim to unlock her car or he would break the windows and take the battery so she could not leave. He then threatened to “drag her by her hair” to his girlfriend’s house so the girlfriend could beat the victim. Deputies eventually located and arrested the suspect and transported him to the Juneau County Jail, and was scheduled for an initial appearance at the Juneau County Justice Center.
- Juneau County Sheriff’s Office
- New Lisbon Police Department
- Juneau County Justice Center
Arrest and Shaming of Sex Buyer:
- https://www.wiscnews.com/juneaucountystartimes/new-lisbon-man-charged-with-solicitation-of-prostitution (2021)
- https://www.wiscnews.com/new-lisbon-man-charged-with-solicitation-of-prostitution-intimidation (2021)
- https://www.newsbreak.com/wisconsin/new-lisbon-man-charged-with-solicitation-of-prostitution-intimidation (2012)