by: Ashley Luthern
A former Milwaukee elementary schoolteacher accused of repeatedly sexually assaulting one of his students has fled the country.
Armando Briseno-Alonso, who taught at Rogers Street Academy on Milwaukee’s south side, was charged in March with repeated sexual assault of a child and two counts of child enticement-sexual contact or intercourse.
Briseno-Alonso is no longer an employee of Milwaukee Public Schools and came to the U.S. on a visa, a Milwaukee Public Schools spokesman said Friday.
In March, Briseno-Alonso pleaded not guilty to the allegations and his bail was set at $10,000. Two months later, he posted bail and was released.
Briseno-Alonso had been set to appear in court July 8 for a preliminary hearing, but like all cases that day, it was moved to the following week because of an electrical fire that shut down the Milwaukee County Courthouse and Public Safety Building.
On July 10, however, prosecutors filed a documents saying they had credible information he was out of the country, likely to Mexico City.
Prosecutors also wrote the state was planning to issue a new complaint charging Briseno-Alonso with sexually exploiting a child and possession of child pornography, according to court records. A bench warrant has been issued for his arrest.
This article was written by Ashley Luthern and originally published on jsonline