Monday, August 19th, 2019

More on the charges against Brian Pierick


Waukesha Patch has the story of how Brian Pierick, Tim Russell’s significant other, allegedly contacted a 17-year-old Waukesha boy on Craigslist.

The 20-page criminal complaint details graphic text messages that were sent between the two individuals. The two met on Craigslist, according to the complaint, and the boy originally claimed he was 19.

The two stopped texting after an incident on Nov. 21, 2010, where Pierick attempted to bring pornography to the juvenile. Pierick wanted the juvenile to get into the van where sexually activity was planned, the complaint alleges. The juvenile would not get in the van, which was parked at Fox River Parkway and Water View Lane, ruining Pierick’s plans, according to the criminal complaint.

Pierick told the boy to never text him again at that point, the complaint states.

From the complaint (warning, graphic sexual descriptions) it appears that the outreach to the boy was for sex to include Russell. It also appears that Pierick had no way of knowing the boy was 17, not 18 or 19 as the boy claimed.

I’m actually surprised this is being prosecuted. The complaint says not knowing the boy was 17 is not an excuse but I wonder how similar cases brought to the Milwaukee District Attorney’s office were handled, or how this would be handled in other jurisdictions.

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