Wisconsin Man Accused of Sexually Abusing Five Girls, Aborting Child of One Impregnated

CRANDON, Wisc. — A Wisconsin man has been arrested on charges that he sexually abused several young girls over a period of six years and performed an abortion on one of them after impregnating her.

Matthew Christenson, 33, of Crandon is accused of molesting five girls, ages 12-17, in January 2010, December 2012, August 2015 and April 2016. Some of the girls are relatives and others are friends of the family.

A sixth victim, a boy, told investigators that he had been physically abused by Christenson as he struck him with a switch, canoe paddle, wooden stick, bull whip, crescent wrench, and fire poker on various occasions. He also told police that he had been kept in the closet and given only a potato to eat.

Several of the other youth told investigators that Christenson gave them alcohol and marijuana, and some said that Christenson repeatedly had sex with them.

“[Victim 2 told investigators] that it was so many times [the victim] did not even know, but it was over one hundred times,” the criminal complaint filed by Forest County District Attorney Chuck Simono reads, according to WJFW-TV.

One girl would “say no [to sex], but [Christenson] would slap [the victim] in the face,” it outlines. And another victim told investigators that “[Christenson] would tell [her] that he wanted [her] to be his [spouse].”

When one of the girls was in sixth grade, she became pregnant with Christenson’s child, the complaint states. She told police that the man later attempted to perform an abortion on her. While details have not been provided, the manner in which Christenson attempted to end the child’s life was described as “crude.”

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Christenson has now been charged with 14 felonies that include sexual assault and child abuse. He was originally charged with one count each of second-degree sexual assault of a child and second-degree sexual assault of an unconscious victim, but the criminal complaint and charges were amended after learning of the additional victims.

If convicted, Christenson faces up to 454 years behind bars. He is currently being held in the Forest County Jail on $75,000 cash bond and is set to appear in court on May 3.

“It’s painful [to think about this case],” Braden Bayne-Allison of the Tri-County Council told WAOW-TV. “You talk about the innocence of children…”

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  • Nedd Kareiva

    Horrific! This animal must be brought to trial and upon conviction of any sex crime, face the mandatory amputation of a certain part of the anatomy, that or be executed. I am way sick & tired of these pervs. Until law enforcement, prosecutors and judges implement such necessary drastic measures (ignoring the whining of the likes of the American Criminal Licensing Union), these monsters will continue prowling on our children to satisfy their insatiable perverted appetites.

    • james blue

      I’m all for the use of a blowlamp to castrate them, however I view it as punishment and societal revenge only. I don’t think it would end such child predation. I wish I could say otherwise, but alas I cannot in all realistic honesty.

      IMO the only effective deterrent for any given crime is a higher risk of getting caught, not the severity of any punishment..

  • Weary Warrior

    454 years sounds about right. I expect other prisoners will shorten his sentence substantially.

    • Nedd Kareiva

      That would be a nice gesture to save Wisconsin taxpayers some $$$.

  • Robert

    So he gets free room and board and protection from other prisioners and all the perks prisions have to offer these days and theses children get nightmares lifes of working through pain and ruined relation ships do to his actions.

  • Robert

    And these children also get to worry he gets out one day

    • Chet

      Yeah, like in about 20 years the way anti God anti Christ liberalism’s taking over the nation.

  • Grace Kim Kwon

    It’s insane that men would target children nowadays like this. Women and girls must dress up and behave properly to protect self and all others. Secularism’s indoctrination to be immoral only makes matters abysmal-worse for everyone.

  • Guest✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    Death penalty.

  • Pedophilia amounts to kidnapping, which according to Exodus 21:16 is a capital crime, as determined by the Only One with the authority to designated what constitutes a capital criminal.

    Instead, if convicted, he’ll be in prison for short period of time. In other words, his housing, clothing, food, and entertainment will be at the expense of innocent tax-payers, some of which will the parents of those he victimized. This, thanks to Amendment 8’s prohibition against “cruel and unusual punishment.”

    Just think, had the constitutional framers (like their 17th-century Colonial forbears) established a biblical government based upon Yahweh’s unchanging moral law (including His penal laws), kidnapping pedophiles would be put to death not imprisoned. In fact, no one would be imprisoned as a penalty for any crime.

    Under the Bible’s juridical system prisons are superfluous. Convicted capital criminals are put to death expeditiously, per Ecclesiastes 8:11. Non-capital criminal are required to pay two to five times restitution (depending upon the nature of the crime) to their VICTIMS, per Exodus 22:1ff, etc. If a thief is unable to pay the required restitution, he’s to be sold into indentured servitude until restitution has been paid, per Exodus 22:3. If he refuses to pay restitution, his contempt of court is a capital crime for which he’s to be put to death expeditiously, per Deuteronomy 17:9-13.

    Perfect, just like King David said it was in Psalm 19:7-11. Under such a system, crime would be all but unheard of and tax-paid-for prisons would non-existent.

    For more, see online Chapter 17 “Amendment 8: Bail, Fines, and Cruel and Unusual Punishments” of “Bible Law vs. the United States Constitution: The Christian Perspective.” Click on my name, then our website. Go to our Online Books page, click on the top entry, and scroll down to Chapter 17.

  • Dianne

    He will SURELY DIE in prison and his life will be a slow death. Vengeance is mine saith the Lord, I will repay.