Winter Man Sentenced to 60 Days in Jail; Probation for Relationship with 16-Year-Old
A Winter man, Corey Lukaszewski, 35, was sentenced on January 2, 2018, to one year of probation with 60 days to be served in the county jail with Huber privileges after pleading no contest to a charge of having sex with a child age 16 or older, a misdemeanor.
Lukaszewski faced a felony charge of 2nd degree sexual assault of a child, a felony, but prosecution on that case was deferred for five years due to circumstances in the case. During the five years, Lukaszewski has to commit no crimes or he’ll be convicted of the crime and face sentencing, on the other hand, the charge will be dismissed if he does go five years with no crimes. This was part of the plea agreement the district attorney’s office determined was appropriate in the case.
According to the criminal complaint, Lukaszewski was charged with the felony for having sexual relations with a female under the age of 16 in October of 2015, and then charged for the misdemeanor for having sexual relations with the same girl in March of 2016 after she attained the age of 16.
The complaint stated that on August 9, 2016, a Sawyer County deputy met with Sawyer County Child Protective Services in regards to a 16 year-old child who was pregnant at 20 weeks, 5 days, making her date of conception on March 10, 2016. The father was Lukaszewski, who was 33 years old at the time.
On August 17, A forensic interview was held with the child at LCO Indian Child Welfare with several members of Sawyer County social services and the deputy viewing the interview through audio and video monitor links to the room, according to the complaint.
The child told the interviewer that Lukaszewski is the father of her child and that she has known him since she was four years old. According to the complaint, the child said Lukaszewski helped her out of a previous abuse by reporting the person to authorities and the person was sent to prison. She now has a close bond with Lukaszewski, the child said.
The child told the interviewer that she put up a wall between her and her family and that her father wasn’t involved. He lives in another town and she hasn’t spoken to him in four years, the complaint stated. She said Lukaszewski helped her and she now has a good relationship with her mother, the complaint stated.
The complaint further stated that the child said during the interview her and Lukaszewski started a physical relationship about four to five years before that time, but had their first sex together in October, 2015, at which time she was 15. The child considered them to be boyfriend and girlfriend because he is the father of her child.
The child said that she and Lukaszewski discussed the age difference but thought it would be okay because her mother was okay with it. The deputy reported that the mother said she never said it was fine with her but allowed Lukaszewski to come over for dinner and to help fix water pipes. The complaint stated that he also helped paint a room for the baby.
After the interview, the deputy then told the child she wasn’t able to give consent to sexual relations with Lukaszewski because of her age, according to the complaint. That afternoon, the child called the deputy and had a family member speak with the deputy, who told him that the family was appalled at the relationship, but that it can’t be taken back, and they will support the two of them.
The victim also appeared in court and pled with the courts not to send Lukaszewski to prison stating that they were in a relationship and would be in a relationship raising their child.
Lukaszewski was sentenced to one year of probation with 60 days to be served in jail, with two days credit for time-served, and he was fined $579 for costs.
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