A 18-year-old Wauwatosa man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old Wauwatosa girl after she told police he forced her into sex acts in his car, according to a criminal complaint.
Ryan Robert Wirtz was charged Friday in Milwaukee County Circuit Court with second-degree sexual assault of a child younger than 16, a Class C felony punishable by up to 40 years in prison.
According to the complaint:
The girl told a Wauwatosa police officer on Dec. 4 that two nights before, Wirtz picked her up in his car at her home and the two drove around for awhile drinking vodka. Wirtz stopped the car in the 800 block of Honey Creek Parkway, she said, and they began to kiss. She told officers she did so willingly.
But then, she said, Wirtz climbed over the center console, straddled her in her seat and reclined the seat while she tried to get him to stop. Then, she said, he tried to pull up her shirt and put his hands down her pants. She resisted, she said, and pulled his hands away.
According to the complaint Wirtz continued to escalate the situation, eventually forcing the girl to perform oral sex on him.
The girl told police that at no time after kissing across their seats did she consent to any sexual contact with Wirtz, and that in fact she consistently resisted throughout and tried to make him stop.
As of Friday, a warrant had been issued for Wirtz's arrest. Wauwatosa Patch had not received a response Tuesday to inquiries about whether Wirtz had yet been taken into custody.