A Bristol man who was arrested and charged last month with felony fleeing and eluding, OWI(2nd), and a handful of traffic citations, has now been charged with rape. Griffin D. Bollendorf, 25, of Bristol was charged today in Racine County Circuit Court. The lone charge against Bollendorf is second degree sexual assault, which carries with it a maximum prison sentence of 40 years behind bars.
According to the criminal complaint, Bollendorf is accused of having sex with with a woman without her consent. The women told police she awoke to Bollendorf sexually assaulting her and spitting on her. He put his hand on her throat during the assault. She told him to stop repeatedly and he finally did.
The victim later sought medical attention and a Sexual Assault Nurse found multiple injuries consistent with rape.
During the police investigation into the sexual assault, Bollendorf was arrested by the Menominee County Sheriff’s Office after Bollendorf was allegedly driving drunk (OWI 2nd) and led police on a high-speed police chase that lasted for almost 10 miles.
The victim in the sexual assault case has been patient with the Racine County DA’s office, but eventually got sick of waiting for Bollendorf to be charged. According to a source, she filed a complaint with the Wisconsin Victims’ Rights Board and Bollendorf was charged very shortly after. Jensen failed to respond to the Victims’ Rights Board’s multiple inquiries.
KCE knew of this investigation for months and never got a response from Democrat DA Patricia Hanson or her Deputy, Dirk Jensen. Unbelievably, Hanson ordered that Bollendorf not be placed into custody. She wants him to be free pending trial. A court commissioner could however, set a cash bail at a December 14, 2023 court hearing.
Again, neither democrat, Hanson nor Jensen responded to a request for comment.