More charges filed in Grafton sex-for-drugs case

Man, 60, accused of raping teen now faces exploitation counts; his roommate, 59, charged with being an accomplice
Ozaukee Press staff

The Ozaukee County District Attorney’s Office, which last week charged a 60-year-old Grafton man with five felonies in connection with a sex-for-drug case involving teenage girls that has shocked the community, filed additional charges against both the man and his 59-year-old roommate in a related case.

Jimmie Oliver was charged last week with five felonies — first degree sexual assault, second degree recklessly endangering safety, possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession with intent to deliver cocaine and maintaining a drug trafficking place — after a 17-year-old girl reported he attacked her during a drug deal at his 1119 Ninth Ave. home on July 17.

On Friday, the district attorney charged Oliver with two more felonies — child enticement and being a party to sexual exploitation of a child — and misdemeanor counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and public fornication, after a second teenage girl stepped forward.

Oliver’s roommate Christopher Tice was also charged with felony counts of being a party to sexual exploitation of a child and maintaining a drug trafficking place as well as a misdemeanor count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Ozaukee County Circuit Judge Steve Cain set bail for Oliver at $100,000 in the first case and $50,000 in the second and set bail for Tice at $50,000.

Grafton Police Chief Jeff Caponera said he is sure there are additional victims and urged them to step forward.

He praised the 17-year-old girl who initially stepped forward, saying she likely feared people wouldn’t believe her and may judge her for seeking drugs.

“I’m very glad she was able to set that stuff aside and come forward. It took a lot of bravery for her to come forward, especially at her age,” he said.

“We’re just asking if there are additional victims, please set aside your feelings and come forward. We recognize drug use is an addiction issue. It’s nothing we can’t get beyond.”

While the case would be shocking anywhere, it is all the more surprising in a small community like Grafton, Caponera said.

“This is definitely not the norm here. It just goes to show you no matter what size community you’re in, how safe you are, we’re not immune to it,” he said.

Oliver, he said, preyed on young women who he believed wouldn’t report him to police.

“I have no room for people like him in my community,” Caponera said.

According to the criminal complaint, the 17-year-old girl and her mother told police on Monday, July 18, that Oliver had sexually assaulted her the previous day.

She said she went to Oliver’s residence to purchase cocaine and Oliver asked her to perform a sex act in exchange for the drug. When she said no, Oliver grabbed a knife, held it to her neck, pushed her onto his bed, slapped her, held her down, took off her clothes and raped her, the complaint states.

The next day, she said, she returned to his home to gather evidence, according to the complaint.

Oliver again said he wanted her to perform a sex act and pulled down his pants. She refused and left after managing to take two photos of him on his couch, the complaint states.

The girl underwent a sexual assault exam at Aurora Medical Center in Washington County.

The girl told police she had met Oliver through a friend and had bought drugs from him approximately 40 times, beginning when she was 16.

She told officers that Oliver only sells drugs to young girls, identifying a number of them, and said he “does stuff to us,” according to the complaint.

The drugs he sold include powder and crack cocaine, marijuana and Percocet, the girl said.

Police obtained a search warrant and on July 18 raided Oliver’s residence, finding a lunch bag in his bedroom that contained a sandwich bag filled with buds of what police believe was marijuana, another bag with wrapped portions of marijuana and other drugs, a scale and cash, the complaint states.

They also found a notebook that appeared to be a drug ledger, a black pouch that held a handgun, an additional magazine and ammunition, a number of individually wrapped bags of what officers believe to be cocaine and more money.

  The second complaint was issued after a 17-year-old girl told Mequon police on July 20 that she, too, had been assaulted by Oliver.

The girl told officers that she knew the girl in the first case and didn’t want her to be standing alone with her accusations, the complaint states.

The girl told police she was introduced to Oliver, who used to work at Grafton’s east-side McDonald’s and Cousins, through a friend who worked with him at a fast food restaurant in Grafton.

The girl said she purchased drugs from Oliver from June to December 2021 but never met him. However, she said, she went to his apartment with a friend in December, thinking he would give them more drugs then. This escalated, she said, and Oliver asked them to remove their shirts, according to the complaint.

She told police that Oliver “wanted money for drugs but he wanted sex more,” the complaint states.

She said she had her first sexual encounter with Oliver in January 2022 when she and her friend went to his house but didn’t have money to buy the amount they wanted, according to the complaint. When she told him she would not perform a sex act unless she was high, he gave her a little cocaine. This happened eight to 10 times between May 11 and 31, she said.

The teen also told police that Tice — who told police on July 18 that he did not know anything about Oliver’s activities — would give money to Oliver for drugs or take money off the amount Oliver owed for rent in exchange for being able to watch the sex acts, according to the complaint.

The girl also told police that Tice bought her $70 in cocaine and marijuana in exchange for allowing him to lick her armpits, adding he would sometimes do drugs with her, the complaint states.

According to the complaint, Tice told police he rented the apartment and Oliver paid him $250 a month to stay there, adding he would buy $40 to $100 of crack cocaine from Oliver each week.

He said that Oliver would have girls over two to three nights a week, adding he knew they were buying drugs from Oliver.

As conditions of bail, Oliver and Tice are to have no contact with the victims, their mothers and any girl younger than 18, to stay away from the victim’s home or anywhere they are. They were also ordered not to possess or consume controlled substances or have any dangerous weapons.

Cain also ordered the men not to leave the state and to surrender their passports.


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