JUNEAU — A Dodge County Court deemed a 32-year-old Beaver Dam man, who is accused of molesting two children, incompetent to proceed to trial at this time.
Roberto Rodriguez-Rodriguez is charged with two counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child under age 12. He could be sentenced to 120 years in prison if found guilty of both charges.
Rodriguez-Rodriguez appeared before Dodge County Circuit Court Judge Martin De Vries on Tuesday. Rodriguez-Rodriguez was seen by a doctor and neither the defense or prosecution questioned the physician’s report. De Vries found Rodriguez-Rodriguez incompetent to proceed, but likely to become competent within 12 months.
Rodriguez-Rodriguez was sent to a mental health facility for 12 months.
According to the criminal complaint, two girls, 6 and 8, went to his apartment July 5 to see his cat. The father of one of the girls contacted police the next day to report the assault. The two girls were crying when police arrived. The girls told police that when they went to the apartment that Rodriguez-Rodriguez took the two to his bedroom and sexually assaulted them.
As the police officer was telling the parents of the girls that he needed to contact a detective to interview the girls because of their ages, a relative of Rodriguez-Rodriguez entered the apartment.
According to the complaint, she told officers that Rodriguez-Rodriguez denied the assaults when she asked him about them. However, when she told him that she was going to get the girls’ parents, he left on foot and threatened to kill himself, according to the complaint.
The detective met the girls at the Aurora Medical Center in Hartford, where they were undergoing sexual assault exams. The girls told the detective that after Rodriguez-Rodriguez assaulted them, he showed them a movie that they described as being “disgusting.” The girls said he assaulted them after watching the movie as well.
Rodriguez-Rodriguez was taken to Beaver Dam Police Department by a woman who told police that Rodriguez-Rodriguez had wanted to go to Mexico to avoid punishment. The woman told police that she had told him that he would be brought back to the U.S. as a fugitive if he didn’t surrender to police.