Dodge County judge denies motion to seal court records for prostitution citation
JUNEAU — Dodge County Circuit Judge Steven Bauer denied a motion to seal the records from a prostitution citation against a Mayville attorney.
According to court documents filed on Monday, Bauer said court records were public records and subject to open record laws in the state.
Attorneys for Jeremy Vanderloop, who has entered a not guilty plea in the case, filed a motion to seal the record before the charges were filed April 25.
Vanderloop was a partner at Madden Vanderloop until April 22. The name of the law firm changed to Madden Law Group after Vanderloop’s departure. The city of Mayville cut ties with the firm.
The citation against Vanderloop is the result of an investigation that started with a traffic stop at 12:30 a.m. April 22. During the stop, A Dodge County Sheriff’s sergeant determined that two teenage girls were driving a car that had been rented by Vanderloop.
According to police records, the girls, who were found to be in possession of marijuana and alcohol, said they were in Mayville visiting the person who had rented the car.
When questioned by police, Vanderloop allegedly said he had rented the vehicle and had given one of them $400 for a trip to Los Angeles.
According to the report, Vanderloop admitted to having sex with one of the girls in a hotel in Mequon earlier that week, but denied anything happened in Mayville that night. The girl denied having sex with Vanderloop.
Mequon Police received copies of the investigation in Dodge County.
Vanderloop’s citation does not require him to appear, but there is an intake date set for May 30.