Hayward Man Accused of Sexual Assault in Burnett County

Monday, December 4, 2017 | SawyerWire |

A Hayward man is accused of sexually assaulting a Burnett County woman against her will after they met on a dating site.

Patrick Stuart Jr, 41, 10120 Olker Road, Hayward, was charged in Burnett County Circuit Court with third degree sexual assault on November 30, 2017. Stuart faces a fine up to $25,000 and not more than 10 years in prison for the crime.

The complaint states that on October 30, at 1:10 p.m., a detective interviewed a woman who claimed Stuart assaulted her on October 17, two days after meeting him on the Plenty of Fish dating site.

On October 17, Stuart picked her up at her house in the afternoon and drove her on some backroads. Ultimately, the complaint states Stuart drove her to a trail near the Icehouse Bridge in Lincoln Township, where he told the victim he wanted to show her something.

Stuart backed his car off the trail, came to her side of the vehicle and opened the door. The victim claims Stuart told her whatever happens stays between them.

According to the complaint, Stuart then took pictures of her and then had her step out of the vehicle.

Stuart allegedly began unbuttoning the victim’s pants, at which time, she told him she didn’t want him to do that. The victim alleges that Stuart proceeded to have intercourse with her against her will.

After the assault, the complaint states that Stuart then took the victim to his house in Hayward against her will.

Stuart also faces felony charges in Sawyer County for burglary filed on October 26 of this year. In the same case, Stuart also has a misdemeanor charge of criminal damage to property.

In December of 2012, Stuart was found guilty of possession of methamphetamine in Polk County and was given two years of probation and a one-year jail sentence that was stayed.

On September 26, 2013, Stuart was found guilty of felony battery with intent to cause bodily harm from a domestic abuse incident in Burnet County, in which he was also charged with false imprisonment. Those charges were read in, and he was sentenced to two years in state prison, but the sentence was stayed, and he was given a one-year extension on his probation.

Also on the same date, Stuart was found guilty of first degree recklessly endangering safety. He was given an additional eight years and six months of probation concurrent with the felony battery conviction. He was sentenced to five years in state prison, but the sentence was stayed.

Stuart was charged in 2013 with six felony counts of bail jumping in Burnett County. Those counts were dismissed and read in at the same court appearance in September of 2013.

Stuart’s initial court appearance on the sexual assault charge is scheduled for December 20, 1:00 p.m. at the Burnett County Government Center.

He goes to court in Sawyer County on January 9, 11:00 a.m., on the burglary charges.

Pursuant to the direction of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3.6, Trial Publicly, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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