18-year-old student arrested for sexually assaulting child in school's gender-neutral bathroom

by Adam Ford · Mar 1st, 2020 2:31 pm

Last Updated Mar 1st, 2020 at 2:53 pm

18-year-old Rhinelander, Wisconsin high school student Austin Sauer was arrested Thursday for fourth-degree sexual assault, child enticement, and exposing his genitals to a child inside the school's gender-neutral bathroom, according to the Oneida County Sheriff's Office.

After the incident, the school closed the gender-neutral bathroom.

Reports currently do not indicate the sex of the minor victim, but both available reports stressed that the crime occurred in a gender-neutral bathroom, indicating that the child is a girl.

Disrn contacted the Oneida County Sheriff's Office to confirm and was referred to Captain Terri Hook, who replied, "It is our policy to not release information about juveniles."

Wisconsin law defines fourth-degree sexual assault as any type of non-penetrative sexual contact with a person without his or her consent.


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