Simmons’s attorney Michael Hughes said the accusation of contact with a minor was a violation of his bond, but not one that should require Simmons be incarcerated until his trial.
“I understand what you are indicating; however, the burden is on Mr. Simmons to ensure that the contact he has, no matter the relation, is not with someone under age. The allegations in the other cases are obviously very serious,” Veenstra said.
The girl told authorities Simmons forced sexual contact about 10 times between December 2016 and November 2017, beginning when she was 9 years old, according to the 2018 complaint. He was charged in April 2018 with repeated sexual assault of a child as a repeat offender.
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In February 2018, Simmons was charged after a woman reported that he punched and strangled her inside his car in La Crosse.
He then forced her into to his apartment, where she felt sex with Simmons was her only option to escape, according to the complaint. He later told her that he was taking her to southeastern Wisconsin, where he would force her to work as a prostitute before killing her, according to the complaint.
They stopped at the Kwik Trip at 4605 Mormon Coulee Road, where the woman was able to discretely alert an employee that she was being held against her will. The employee hid her in a walk-in cooler and called police.
Luis A. Jimenez, 32, La Crosse, was charged Nov. 15 with felony bail jumping. Jimenez violated terms of a previous bond Nov. 8 by consuming alcohol, according to the complaint.
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Patrick G. Berger
Patrick G. Berger, 29, La Crosse, was charged Nov. 15 with fourth-offense operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, fourth-offense operating with a restricted controlled substance in blood, felony bail jumping, possession of narcotic drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia and retail theft. Berger was pulled over Nov. 12 in downtown La Crosse for driving erratically and failed several field sobriety tests, according to the complaint. A search of his vehicle revealed heroin and a glass pipe. Berger also stole a car battery Oct. 29 from Walmart, according to the complaint.
Katie R. McCune, 41, La Crosse, was charged Nov. 14 with possession of methamphetamine as a repeat offender. McCune had methamphetamine in her purse Nov. 5 when she was arrested and cited for retail theft, according to the complaint.
Dale Peterson Jr.
Dale B. Peterson Jr., 69, Bangor, was charged Nov. 14 with fourth-offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. Peterson was pulled over Nov. 7 for deviating in his lane and admitted to drinking, according to the complaint.
Laura M. Raymond
Nemo Yang, 22, Holmen, was charged Nov. 6 with felony bail jumping, possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. A backpack with 0.09 grams of meth and several meth pipes were found under Yang’s seat during an Oct. 30 traffic stop, according to the complaint.
Anjelica L. Pitzer, 32, Wauzeka, Wis., was charged Nov. 5 with felony bail jumping, possession of methamphetamine, misdemeanor theft and possession of drug paraphernalia. Pitzer had a straw with meth inside and hundreds of syringes when she was arrested Nov. 4 for taking $157.35-worth of items from the La Crosse Walmart, according to the criminal complaint.