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Mount Morris man charged with sexual assault in Wisconsin

Seth D. Oltmanns
Seth D. Oltmanns

MOUNT MORRIS – A Mount Morris man is free on $5,000 bond after being arrested in Dodge County, Wisconsin, on charges he molested two boys ages 8 and 10, and took suggestive photos of them.

Seth D. Oltmanns, who turns 19 on July 2, was charged June 6 with three counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child younger than 13 and seven counts of possession of child pornography, The Daily Citizen of Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, reported.

He was arrested Dec. 19, and posted bond Monday in Dodge County Circuit Court in Juneau.

He faces up to 355 years in prison and a $700,000 fine.

According to the criminal complaint:

The Oregon High School graduate was staying at a relative’s house in Lomira in July and August, where he was watching the boys.

Their mothers contacted police in separate phone calls on Aug. 22, and each said her son had been sexually assaulted.

On Aug. 25, the 8-year-old told investigators Oltmanns sexually assaulted him several times, and once insisted the boys take a bath with him. The 10-year-old told a similar story, and also said Oltmanns would punch him in the genitals. He also said Oltmanns took suggestive photos of the boys and saved them in a secret file on his phone.

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office located Oltmanns at his grandmother’s house in Mount Morris on Oct. 18. He denied any contact with the boys and said that they behaved inappropriately toward him, but that he always left the area when that happened.

He gave police his phone, but denied having any photos. Eventually, he admitted to having the photos and being unable to delete them. He also admitted to having a secret file where he hid them.

Investigators found 37 images of young men being exposed on his phone, and that he had done searches for little boys in underwear, gay boys ages 10 to 14, and picture-hiding apps.

After the photos were found, he admitted to touching one of the boys inappropriately. He also eventually admitted to some of the activities, the complaint said.

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