Man accused of exposing himself reaches deal during trial

He pleads guilty to lewd and lascivious behavior, felony charge dismissed
Ozaukee Press staff

A 36-year-old man charged with propositioning a woman and exposing himself to her while she was conducting a health screening at a Saukville company in March reached a plea agreement halfway through his trial in Ozaukee County Circuit Court last week.

Just before Brian K. Brecheisen of Sheboygan was to testify in his defense, Ozaukee County District Attorney Adam Gerol agreed to drop the most serious charge against him — felony false imprisonment — in exchange for his pleas of guilty to misdemeanor charges of lewd and lascivious behavior and disorderly conduct. 

Ozaukee County Circuit Court Judge Joseph Voiland dismissed the felony charge and found Brecheisen guilty of the two misdemeanors. Brecheisen is to be sentenced on March 7, a year to the day after the incident.

According to the criminal complaint, on March 8, 2018, a police officer was called to Charter Steel, where he spoke to the 28-year-old woman who conducted the health screening of Brecheisen at the factory a day earlier.

The woman said the screening began with small talk, but then Brecheisen started flirting with her and making inappropriate sexual comments.

She said Brecheisen made comments about his and his wife’s sex life, asked her about her sexual preferences, called her a “pretty girl” and asked her to go to his van with him, the complaint states.

The woman said Brecheisen turned everything she said into sexual innuendo. She told the officer that he was very “tall and husky” and that he essentially had her cornered in the screening room, according to the complaint.

When Brecheisen finally stood up to leave, he told the woman, “Look what you did to me,” and asked her if she wanted to touch him. Then he unzipped his pants and exposed himself to her, the complaint states.

Brecheisen eventually left the screening room and the woman reported the incident to a coworker.

When confronted by the police, Brecheisen said that after the woman was finished reviewing the results of his screening with him, he made a comment to her about how he shouldn’t stand up because he was aroused, according to the complaint.

Brecheisen said he stood up, and after the woman commented about “it being good and/or nice,” he unzipped his pants and exposed himself, the complaint states.



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