Grafton police: Girl sexually assaulted, 60-year-old man arrested

Grafton police arrested a 60-year-old man for sexual assault of a minor Monday, July 18.

Village resident Tim Steele's surveillance camera got an alert that someone was out front. What he thought was a neighbor walking past was actually law enforcement.

"It’s unexpected to say the least," Steele said.

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A few doors down from Steele's home, Grafton police and the Ozaukee County Special Response Team went to a home near 9th and Spring. Steele said he woke up to the news.

"I didn’t find out about the events until 9 a.m. this morning, and I was shocked to found out about that, given that I was able to sleep through it," he said.

Grafton Police Department

Grafton Police Department

Police say the 60-year-old suspect sexually assaulted a girl and threatened her with a knife. The man was not a relative, but did know the victim.

"It’s definitely worrisome to know that took place, and given the fact that I have a 2 ½-year-old son," said Steele. "From the perspective of a father, it’s not something you expect to encounter – especially in a neighborhood like this."

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Grafton police have not released the 60-year-old's name. Charges are pending in Ozaukee County.

If you or someone you know has been sexually assaulted, resources are available through the National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673. For more, visit the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network.