Man on sex offender list charged with assault in van

Woman said he attacked her in Saukville after she passed out from stress
Ozaukee Press staff

A 35-year-old man who was convicted of sexually assaulting a child in 2004 and is a registered sex offender was charged last week in Ozaukee County Circuit Court with raping a woman in the back of his van in Saukville.

James R. Stib of Oostburg, who is being held in the county jail in lieu of $75,000 bail, faces one felony count of second-degree sexual assault.

According to the criminal complaint, a woman told authorities that on Sunday, Sept. 30, she agreed to meet Stib, and that he picked her up and they went to McDonalds on Green Bay Avenue in Saukville to eat.

She said after eating inside the restaurant, she and Stib went outside so she could smoke, but it was cold so they got into his van.

She said Stib moved the van from the front to the side of the restaurant, then got in the back of the van with her and began taking her clothes off, the complaint states.

The woman said she told Stib no several times and tried in vain to push him off her, according to the complaint.

She said he was undressing her when she lost consciousness because she suffers from a condition that causes her to pass out in stressful situations. When the woman regained consciousness, she said, Stib was sexually assaulting her. She said she tried to push him off but he put his hands around her neck, making it difficult for her to breathe, the complaint states.

When the assault was over, Stib drove the woman back to her home. She then went to a hospital for a sexual assault medical exam.

Stib has a lengthy criminal record that in addition to the conviction in Sheboygan County for sexually assaulting a child in 2004 includes a 2016 conviction in Ozaukee County for receiving a stolen gun.

As a result of his sexual assault conviction, Stib is was listed on the Wisconsin Sex Offender Registry for life. 

The sexual assault charge he faces in Ozaukee County is punishable by a maximum 25 years in prison and 15 years of extended supervision. But because Stib is charged as a repeat offender, he would face addition time in prison if convicted. 

The Ozaukee County District Attorney’s Office is seeking to have Stib placed under the supervision of the Department of Corrections for the rest of his life.


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