Bail set at $250K for man charged with assaulting girls

One of the teens said former Grafton resident also charged in Washington County treated her like a ‘sex doll’


Ozaukee Press staff

Bail for a former Grafton man charged with sexually assaulting three girls in 2021 and 2022 was set at $250,000 last week in Ozaukee County Circuit Court.

One of girls said Scott G. Schofield,  47, who is charged with similar crimes in Washington County and has been in jail there since July 2022, treated her like a “sex doll” and first assaulted her when she was 10, according to a criminal complaint filed in Ozaukee County Circuit Court charging Schofield with first-degree sexual assault of a child by use or threat of force, second-degree sexual assault of a child, repeated sexual assault of a child, and child enticement.

Another girl who accused Schofield of sexually assaulting her said he bought her alcohol in exchange for photos showing her naked and offered to pay as much as $700 to have sex with her, the complaint states.

The Ozaukee County case is based on the statements of the three girls who came forward with their accusations in July and August 2022.

One of the girls said Schofield had been sexually assaulting her for the last five years and that the assaults, at least some of which occurred in Grafton, stopped in July 2022 when he was arrested in connection with the Washington County case, according to the complaint.

She said she couldn’t remember exactly how many times she had sexual intercourse with Schofield, but it was a lot, the complaint states.

The girl said that at the urging of her boyfriend she finally told her mother about the assaults.

The girl said she reached out to two of her friends who she believed were also assaulted by Schofield. One of them told authorities that in December 2021, when she was 14, she thought Schofield was taking her to a store to buy her alcohol but instead he drove to a secluded area in the Town of Saukville and told her he wanted to “do stuff,” according to the complaint.

The girl said she was drunk but remembers Schofield getting angry and aggressive when she became scared and asked to be taken home. She said she remembers crying when Schofield assaulted her, the complaint states.

A third girl said Schofield gave her vape cartridges in exchange for photos of her breasts and sent her lewd photos of himself. She said he gave other girls marijuana, alcohol and nicotine, according to the complaint.

Interviewed by authorities in July while in the Washington County jail, Schofield said the girl he is accused of assaulting in the Town of Saukville, who is identified in the criminal complaint as victim B, initially paid him to buy her vape cartridges but then started sending him photos of herself naked in exchange for the vape cartridge.

He said the girl wanted to have sex with him and he “eventually gave in,” the complaint states.

Schofield, who admitted sexually assaulting one of the girls three or four times in Grafton, told authorities he knew what he was doing with two of the girls was illegal but that he was in “too deep” and if he did not “play along” with victim B she would report him to police, the complaint states.

In addition to setting his bail at $250,000 during a March 16 hearing, Ozaukee County Circuit Judge Sandy Williams ordered him not to have contact with the three girls he is accused of assaulting or anyone else younger than 18.

Schofield was charged in August 2022 but did not make his initial appearance in Ozaukee County Circuit Court until last week because of the charges pending in Washington County, which were filed in July 2022.

Schofield is charged in Washington County, where his bail is also set at $250,000, with first-degree sexual assault of a child, repeated sexual assault of a child and child enticement. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges.



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