A Wauwatosa teenager is facing charges after he allegedly sexually assaulted a 5-year-old boy inside a Waukesha home when the boy was inadvertently left in his care at a Waukesha home.
Anthony F. Dehoyos, 17, was charged Sept. 21 in Waukesha County Circuit Court with one count of first-degree sexual assault of a child less than 12 years old. If convicted, he faces up to 60 years in prison.
According to the criminal complaint:
On Aug. 25, the victim’s mother had a performance in Milwaukee. Her 5-year-old son was present with friends of hers, and after the show, the boy's mother asked her friends to drop her son off at a home in the 500 block of Scott Avenue in Waukesha.
It was the mother's understanding that an adult who lived at the home would be there to care for her son when he was dropped off, but that turned out to not be the case. Dehoyos was the only person there.
Later that night after she picked up her son, the mother said, he told her about a game Dehoyos played with him in which he was blindfolded and things were put in his hands so he could guess what they were.
The boy told his mom he remembered one of the things in his hands was a toy dinosaur. Another, though, he described by pointing towards his genitals and said it was “something from down there that was soft and flubbery” and was put near his face.
The child was interviewed by a counselor at the CARE Center. There, he told the counselor Dehoyos had touched his genitals and had put his penis in the boy’s mouth while he was blindfolded.
Dehoyos was interviewed by police, and he admitted to the act. He told police he has a problem and is seeing a counselor.
Dehoyos will make his initial appearance in court Oct. 8.