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Racine man accused of sexually assaulting a child under the age of 12

RACINE — A Racine man has been accused of sexually assaulting a child under the age of 8.

Christopher N. Lindeke, 39, of the 800 block of College Avenue, was charged with a felony count of first degree sexual assault of a child under age 12.

According to a criminal complaint:

On June 7, an investigator began an investigation into a sexual assault allegation. 

An investigator spoke with Lindeke who denied any assault at first, but then admitted to taking a female child into a bathroom and sexually assaulting her.

Lindeke was given a $20,000 cash bond in Racine County Circuit Court on Monday. A preliminary hearing is on July 6 at the Racine County Law Enforcement Center, 717 Wisconsin Ave., online court records show.

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Laura Ann Walker, the attorney for the teen against whom charges were dropped, told the Journal Times it appeared a witness had been untruthful in identifying her client as being involved in the crime. The prosecutor then "did what she is supposed to do as a prosecutor and that is to speak the truth,” Walker said. “So kudos to her.” However, Walker did express concern about the rush to charge her client. “I wish they would spend more time investigating prior to issuing the criminal complaint."

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