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Baraboo man faces child sexual assault charges in Mauston

April 27, 2017 GMT

A Baraboo man faces repeated child sexual assault charges after alleged incidents in Mauston between March and August of 2014.

Along with the sexual assault charge, Sean G. Moore, 51, has been charged with child enticement, incest and causing a child under 13 years old to view/listen to sexual activity. Christeen L. Moore, 38, was charged with the same offense, along with failure to protect a child.

For Sean Moore, the repeated child sexual assault charge is a Class A felony and he could face life in prison. The child enticement offense poses a $100,000 fine or imprisonment of no more than 25 years of both, while the incest charge carries a possible 40-year sentence and a $100,000 fine. For allegedly having the victim view/listen to sexual activity, Sean Moore could face a $25,000 fine or 12 years and six months in prison, or both.

Christeen Moore could face a $25,000 fine or 12 years and six months in prison, or both, for failing to protect a child and the same penalties for the causing a child under 13 to view/listen to sexual activity offense if convicted.

The case was filed by the Juneau County Clerk of Circuit Court April 20.

According to a criminal complaint:

Juneau County detectives were assigned to the case in March after receiving a report from the county’s Child Protective Services division (CPS). The report indicated Sean Moore had sexually abused a child in Mauston. Upon further investigation, detectives discovered Sean Moore had also videotaped sexual acts between other children in the home.

One of the children told a reporter from CPS they would watch the adults engage in sexual acts, watch other men have sex with Christeen Moore and view pornographic materials. A teenager allegedly sexually assaulted a child in the home while adults were present.

On April 17, a forensic interview was conducted with one of the children at Safe Harbor in Madison. The child said Sean Moore forced her do sexual acts in different parts of the house on multiple occasions. The child said other children were present when it happened and Sean Moore told them to perform acts on each other. Based on the interview, Sean Moore allegedly taped the acts on his cell phone, telling the children “this will be hilarious.”

Christeen Moore also allegedly documented certain acts on video. The child said the Moores left their bedroom door open while having sex and played pornographic movies for the children in their bedroom. The child, six years old at the time, also said she saw videos of Christeen Moore performing sexual acts on another woman and photos of her naked.

Sean Moore is scheduled to have an initial appearance at the Juneau County Justice Center on May 3 at 9 a.m. On April 20, Moore’s bond was set at $50,000 and, based on the court report, he walked out of the room after bail was set. He was ordered not to leave the state and remains in custody.

Christeen Moore also has an initial appearance May 3 at 9 a.m. Her bail was set at $20,000 and she was also ordered not to leave the state while the case is pending.