A Greendale man is facing well over 100 years in prison for allegedly sexting and sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl in Kenosha County. Kyle A. Math, 26, of Greendale, WI was charged today with six felony counts related to his alleged conduct with a 14-year-old Kenosha County child.
According to the criminal complaint:
A 14-year-old Kenosha County child ran away from home this summer. Her mother then noticed inappropriate messages between her and numerous men on various social media platforms. She was located the same day.
The girl admitted to a Kenosha Sheriff Deputy that she had met up with two different male subjects she had met online. One was “Erik” and eventually identified as Kyle A. Mathe. The two exchanged graphic photos with each other. Since she is underage, he was charged with possession of child pornography in addition to the sexual assault charges.
The defendant said many sexually explicit and graphic things to the young girl before he drove to Kenosha County to have sex with her, unprotected. Mathe then told the child, “you better not cry rape.” The girl’s step-father was able to pull up surveillance footage that confirmed the man was at her house on the date and time in question.
According to messages retrieved via a search warrant, Mathe knew she was 14. A Kenosha County Sheriff’s Detective drove to Greendale and spoke to Mathe. He all but made a full confession. He did say that he thought she was 18, but then said, ‘well 16 or 17.”
Mathe spent much of today’s hearing with his hands covering his face, seemingly in shame.
Citing the serious exposure and danger to the public, Kenosha County Prosecutor Carli O’Donnell asked for a $100,000 cash bond in court today.
Kenosha County Circuit Court Commissioner William Michel II agreed and set a cash bail in the amount of $100,000. Mathe is due back in court on October 12, 2023 for a preliminary hearing.