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Kenosha County Eye

Janitor At Rec Plex In Pleasant Prairie Allegedly Preyed On Children – Faces Decades In Prison

Jose A. Miranda (24) of Kenosha – In Court Today, 12/5/2022
Holding on $25,000 Cash Bond
(Photo by Kevin Mathewson, Kenosha County Eye)

A Kenosha man is behind bars today holding on a $25,000 cash bail. Prosecutors allege that Jose A. Miranda, 24, of Kenosha sexually exploited one or more under-age employees of the Rec Plex in Pleasant Prairie. Miranda is a janitor and was described as “creepy” and would “lurk” at underage boys who worked with him. According to Pleasant Prairie Police and prosecutors, Miranda created a fake Snap Chat account of a woman to “catfish” boys. He then sent at least one boy naked photos of at least one woman and asked the boy to send him photos back. Unfortunately for the boy, he believe he was talking to a girl on the popular social media app and sent nude photos back. Eventually, the boy learned the Snap Chat account of the girl was fake, as he noticed he was being sent nude photos of at least two different women. Miranda, according to the criminal complaint, then got upset that the boy blocked him on Snap Chat. Miranda then posted naked photos of the boy around the Rec Plex. He also stole three pairs of the boys underwear, and later put them in a common area for the lifeguards to find. Miranda also allegedly started a large “sharing” of the boy’s confidential personal information on Snap Chat.

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Jose A. Miranda (24) of Kenosha

At one point Miranda asked the underage boy to have sex with him in the family locker room and placed condoms and lube in the room. The boy suspected that Jose Miranda was in fact the fake woman on Snap Chat. The boy told investigators that Miranda was very awkward, buying him food and gifts. Other employees reported similar behavior from Miranda.


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Miranda told one employee he was bi-sexual and had “crushes” on other under-age boys at the facility. Another employee said the Miranda was “quick to escalate friendships,” “awkward” and had told him “I’m into you.”

Pleasant Prairie investigators learned that the Snap Chat allegedly created by Miranda was modeled after a real person that Miranda knows. The real woman was upset that this could harm her reputation. Investigators got a warrant for the Snap Chat account and learned that the account was accessed by Miranda’s home internet 1,600 times and further evidence that Miranda was behind the fake account came from Miranda’s phone records.

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Kenosha County Assistant DA Alexander Huber
(Photo by Kevin Mathewson, Kenosha County Eye)

Kenosha County Assistant DA Alexander Huber today asked the court to order a high cash bond based on the seriousness of the accusations.

Kenosha County Circuit Court Commissioner Loren “Larry” Keating
(Photo by Kevin Mathewson, Kenosha County Eye)

Kenosha County Circuit Court Commissioner Loren “Larry” Keating agreed with the “serious allegations” and ordered Miranda to be held on a $25,000 cash bond. He is also not allowed to use the internet or have unsupervised contact with minors.

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If convicted of all charges, Miranda faces a minimum of 8 years and a maximum of 76 years in the Wisconsin State Prison System.

Jose A. Miranda was charged today with:

Sexual Exploitation of a Child (Felony) (Minimum 5 Years, Maximum 40 Years)

Possession of Child Pornography (Felony) (Minimum 3 Years, Maximum 25 Years)

Stalking (Felony) (Maximum 3.5 Years)

Solicitation of Sexual Intercourse With a Child (Misdemeanor) (Maximum .75 Years)

Unauthorized Use of an Individuals Personal
Identifying Information or Documents (Felony) (Maximum 6 Years)

Criminal Defamation (Misdemeanor) (Maximum .75 Years)

Miranda is due back in court on December 14th, for a preliminary evaluation.


  • Kevin Mathewson

    Kevin Mathewson is a disciple of Christ, husband and a father to two wonderful children. Mathewson was born and raised in Lake County, IL and worked as a police & fire dispatcher from 2005 to 2010 in Round Lake Beach, IL. Mathewson moved to Kenosha County in 2006, later being elected to the position of Alderman of the 8th District in 2012 and 2016. Mathewson is a private investigator, security contractor, journalist, and photographer. He enjoys spending time with his family, watching movies, camping and boating. His favorite amendment is the second, followed closely by the first. He loves his country and community.


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37 Responses

    1. Liberal Wisconsin believes that there’s simply nothing nothing nothing you can possibly do to anyone or anything that would mandate capital punishment.

  1. I’d be surprised if these allegations qualified for “the chair” in any state.

    One of our state’s two death-penalty abolitionists was from (or at least lived in) Kenosha. AT the time he got the death penalty abolished, he was a member of the “Free Soil Party” which soon thereafter merged into the Republican party. He also invented the QWERTY keyboard that we all know, use, and love today.

  2. Did it take anyone a moment for their eyes to figure out which guy was the scumbag? Nice dirty greaseball look for the attorney.

    1. All the best people in the world have had long hair, like Liberace and Jesus Christ. Plus he’s kind of a lady’s man, his wife is very pretty. They call him Fabio Esquire. He’s a good guy

      1. Kevin, that’s right. At least the part about the lawyer being a good guy. (I don’t know anything about his wife — and I’m not sure about your hair claim.) Joe is rock solid as a defense attorney. He’s obtained great results in jury trials as well.

    2. Wow! Aren’t you judgemental!!

      Who cares if the lawyer has ling hair. At least he is clean and doesn’t have it in dreadlocks and it’s all nasty and dirty! I’ve seen men with much longer hair, including their beards which look a hell of a lot worse than a nice looking man with shoulder length hair!! ??‍♀️

  3. Dems/Libs love pedos, they are truly sick people! They have been constantly trying to normalize this behavior in society. Let’s see what happens to this creepy perv, not much I expect.

      1. If we can agree that an adult male forcing his barely pubescent daughter to shower naked with him is a pretty clear sign of pedophilia, the Democrat Party loved a pedophile enough to vote him into the presidency in the 2020 election. And suppressed reports that his crackhead son was following in his footsteps.

  4. Very sick individual. What stands out though, is that he is very awkward. Is there a chance he is on the spectrum or mentally deficient? I really believe that people that do this are mentally ill.

    1. They truly are mentally ill.
      Effective treatment though, would be
      frowned upon by some civil rights groups.

    2. Yes, he has a mental illness. People also need to see is this “child” was 17 years old. Not a Chile but consensual.

  5. 25k bond where do they get these amounts should have been 100k for the degree of these charges , this is just crazy
    He was willing and ready keep this guy locked up

    1. That’s a cash bond! At his age, I highly doubt he can can come up with $25,000 in cash, especially working a the RecPlex!!

  6. Okay RecPlex…. All that money and you can’t protect children. First it was the creep in the woman’s locker room with cameras, now this. So glad I don’t have a membership anymore

  7. Best thing for ANYONE that does anything obscene to a child is something that travels about 1250 ft a second right between the eyes!!! Save the tax payers lots of money !!!!

  8. Had S.T.A.C.K been available at the time, he might not have turned out to be so creepy. What ever happened to Jim Padlock from Kenosha? He left town pretty fast for a “leader” Anyway…….. What we need is another government funded program, a coalition of all the players, so this kinda liberal thing never happens again, Drag queen story hour?

  9. I would be interested to see what the background investigation revealed prior to this idiot being hired. I’m sure they did a through investigation. NOT!!!!

  10. If Rec Plex won’t take him back, I’m sure he can get a job at Francis W. Parker school in Chicago.

  11. This freaks brother lives next door to me. This guys behavior explains the dum dum next door….can’t let up and no respect.

    These people are a shitty clan.

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