RACINE, Wis. (AP) – A Racine teen accused of sexually assaulting a fellow student in their school’s boiler room and threatening to kill her if she told anyone is being held in jail Wednesday on a $15,000 cash bond.
Talon J. Mascaretti, 17, was charged Tuesday with five felonies, including first-degree sexual assault of a child under 16. His preliminary hearing was set for April 2, the Journal Times of Racine reported.
A teen accused him of assaulting her March 6 at The REAL School in Caledonia. She said she was walking to the restroom when Mascaretti took her aside, told her he’d been smoking marijuana and offered her prescription drugs.
When she declined, he held her wrists and pushed her into the boiler room, the criminal complaint said. She told investigators she tried to scream but the boilers were too loud.
The teen said Mascaretti called her seven times the next morning, telling her, “Nothing happened,” and, “If you tell anyone, I’ll slit your throat and your family’s throats,” the complaint said.
Mascaretti’s defense attorney, Mark Nielsen, did not immediately return a message Wednesday. The Journal Times was unable to reach Mascaretti’s family at home Tuesday night.
Prosecutors said the girl didn’t tell her mother about the attack right away. She reported the allegation to Caledonia police March 12.
Mascaretti is also charged with false imprisonment, child enticement and two counts of intimidating a victim with a threat of force. The five charges carry a maximum combined penalty of 68 years in prison.