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Wauwatosa Teenager Charged with Sex Assault on 5-Year-Old

Boy's mother had arranged babysitting with adult supervision, but friends accidentally left the child alone with 17-year-old, who is accused of blindfolding him in a "game" and tricking him into oral sex act.


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. 

greensheet September 30, 2012 at 09:53 PM
Mr. Dehoyos is going to be someone's fun toy in prison.
Jim Price September 30, 2012 at 10:16 PM
greensheet, you may be right, and I will probably be wrong in some respects, but I'm willing to bet a shot and a beer that the defendant will do no hard time in state prison. If he has no juvenile record (which I can't know), and with his admission of his "problem" and proof of the counseling he claims he has been receiving, and an agreement to plead no contest to a lesser charge, he will get a lengthy sentence, which will be stayed in favor of probation, monitoring and his name on the sex offenders' registry. That's what I think will happen. But I could be wrong.
christiaan xaviereis October 01, 2012 at 08:56 PM
About the first comment, part of an essay I wrote recently: The significance of 'Bubba' (the big, raping prisoner) is not so much that he's real, but that he's a wildly popular mythical figure in the U.S. I think we have to accept that our society has some - er, eccentricities - and one of them is that, as internet comments by the hundreds of thousands show, many of us actually love the idea of torture. We just want it done to the right people and we don't want to be responsible for it. So a big crazy lout who will take over and do it for us is the perfect solution. The relative protections of our justice system and our constitutional protections irritate us. There are still bad guys everywhere. We want real suffering to happen to them. We ... love proxy-torture for criminals." @Jim Price. A correspondent of mine (who I was trying to help avoid further offenses) committed almost the identical act at age 16 and served about six months in an adult prison. Counseling did little to solve his problems, which stemmed from being molested at ages 6 to 8 by both his father and an uncle. Though a strapping and potentially lethal youth, he did become the catamite of an older prisoner for strategic advantage, but had no negative feelings about this.
Jim Price October 02, 2012 at 12:03 AM
christiaan, first, thank you for the work you do trying to help people like this from re-offending. As for this case, and I'm sure you know better than I, if there is a conviction on any charge, a lot will depend not just on the offense but on the circumstances in court – the attitude of the defendant, the quality of the defense and prosecution's arguments, the proclivity of the judge toward this sort of offense, and perhaps more than anything, the degree of mercy or demand for punishment displayed by the family of the victim. Probably, I think, if the mother of a molested little boy demands retribution in the form of prison time, that will happen. If she exhibits a quality of mercy most of us would be hard-pressed to show, then he may be spared hard time. Two things stand out to me in your comment: "Counseling did little to solve his problems," for one, and that even though a "strapping" fellow, your correspondent did submit to an older prisoner and had "no negative feelings" about it. These assessments imply a state of mind so ingrained and imprinted as both victim and antagonist that nothing much society or the legal system can impose will effect change.
Amelia Lovings October 12, 2012 at 11:23 PM
I use to know him personally, he's weird as ever and he deserves everything that is coming to him, poor little boy ;(
Nina November 14, 2012 at 06:06 PM
Your comment is juvenile and sick and I dont wish that on anyone not even an offender! I think Im in ever postion to say that cuz I have been victimized! I pray for your way of thinking its not okay!
the truth February 07, 2013 at 03:28 AM
Well the mother i know. She actually moved to Arizona for two months moved back and now is living house to house with random friends becuase she sold everything. And her child stays with random people one woman that was a drug user babysat the child for 18hrs! The mother now is using drugs mostly cocaine. And acts very imature in bars. Flashing men her breats, lifting to show her privates. I've seen the fear in the child's eyes when he gets punished from the mother he were his bed still pee's wherever he wants, and this was all before he was assaulted sexually. So maybe the mother has some to do with this as well??
Pack fan 79 February 08, 2013 at 03:43 AM
The Truth has posted untrue comments about the boy's mother. It is pretty obvious "the Truth" is the molester's mother who is severly upset about this situation. I hope the molester and his mother receive the help they desperately need.
the truth February 27, 2013 at 04:10 AM
What if you cheat on someone in your marriage.. are you going to? If you do, will you be labeled a cheater for life? No, that's a mistake, some people's are bigger. So if he does do a sexual assault therapy, get good reports back & does everything. There's a reward for the sentencing. And among a job, school, letters, he will stay. If he put it in gods hands it will all be okay. Prayers for him & his loved one/ones
Pam C. March 01, 2013 at 12:12 AM
A cheater and child molester are two completely different things. They could never compare. This person Anthony did disgusting acts to this little boy. I pray for the little boy and his family. I hope this molester gets what he deserves so the victim can have justice. Who cares if the molester goes to school or has a job, or even goes to therapy....he will be known as a child molester for the rest of his life and his disgusting acts will haunt him. Maybe the molester himself was a victim? There's a good chance since most molesters are victims. Maybe he has horrible parents who for are abusive and now is a troubled young man? Whatever led the molester to do this act he knew right from wrong but he chose to do it. I blame the molester's parents, I believe they could have done something to turn this young man's life around instead of being a child molester.

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