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Convicted Penis Grabber Allegedly Entices Child While Naked – Kenosha DA To Blame: Opinion

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Carl R. Hohn (62) of Kenosha
(Kenosha County Sheriff)

According to court documents, last Friday, June 28, 2024, a Kenosha felon and convicted sexual assaulter, Carl Hohn, did something he should not have had the opportunity to do. Hohn, 62, of Kenosha, was allegedly watching an Indian Trail and Academy High School Baseball game from his apartment window – while naked. Hohn then asked a 15-year-old boy who was at the baseball game “Are you going to call me later?” The 15-year-old told police that he took this to be a sexual advance and an attempt to get him to come up into the apartment.

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Apartments Where Hohn Lives Viewed From Baseball Field
(Photo by Kevin Mathewson, Kenosha County Eye)

Many juveniles saw the naked man and were alarmed and uncomfortable. The man, in this author’s opinion, should have been charged with attempted child enticement under Wis. Stat. §§ 948.07. Child enticement is when someone attempts to cause any child who has not attained the age of 18 years to go into any vehicle, building, room, or secluded place with the intent to do any of the following:

(1) Having sexual contact or sexual intercourse with the child in violation of s. 948.02, 948.085, or 948.095.
(2) Causing the child to engage in prostitution.
(3) Exposing genitals, pubic area, or intimate parts to the child or causing the child to expose genitals, pubic area, or intimate parts in violation of s. 948.10.
(4) Recording the child engaging in sexually explicit conduct.
(5) Causing bodily or mental harm to the child.
(6) Giving or selling to the child a controlled substance or controlled substance analog in violation of ch. 961.

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Kenosha County Assistant District Attorney Alexandra Samathers (D)
(File Photo by Kevin Mathewson, Kenosha County Eye)

Child enticement, however, is a class D Felony that allows a maximum sentence of 25 years. Seemingly, Kenosha County Assistant District Attorney Alexandra Samathers (D) didn’t want the convicted felon and sexual assaulter to face such a long sentence. Instead, on July 2, 2024, she charged him with disorderly conduct, lewd and lascivious behavior, and exposing genitals. The maximum sentence if convicted of all charges is less than three years in prison. You read that correctly – less than three years for seemly trying to hook up with a child while naked, the day after being found guilty of sexual assault. Smathers likely made this terrible decision becuase she had egg on her face.

Apartment Complex Where Sex Crimes Occurred
(Photo by Kevin Mathewson, Kenosha County Eye)

The day before, she had a fourth degree sexual assault case for the same defendant get an over-generous plea deal. The DA’s office recommended probation only. According to court documents, Hohn grabbed a man’s penis without his permission many times and asked to “suck [the] man’s dick” and harassed him over a long period of time and asked him to go to Club Icon with him. The man ended up being granted a four-year restraining order against Hohn.

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Kenosha County Circuit Court Judge Gerad Dougvillo
(File Photo by Kevin Mathewson, Kenosha County Eye)

In this case, Smathers and the Kenosha DA’s office charged Hohn with only 4th Degree Sexual assault – a misdemeanor. She could have charged him with a additional counts. The DA’s office can’t go rogue, however, without the permission from the judge, in this case, Kenosha County Circuit Court Judge Gerad Dougvillo approved the radical deal putting a sexual predator back on the streets of our community. Universally, Judge Dougvillo is liked and does a great job, but this author must call balls and strikes. The judge should have rejected this plea deal that allowed this sick man to leave and go back to his home where he scarred so many children for life.

Some people can’t be trusted to live among us and need to be locked in cages. Carl Hohn is one of them. He belongs in a prison where he can’t entice children anymore. The longest he can be held captive in this cage? Three years, because of the bad leadership in this DA’s office. Like any organization, there are good prosecutors and bad ones. Many are good and have the community’s best interest at mind. Many are not. Certainly not the DA and Deputy DA who allow theses asinine plea deals. What will it take for our criminal justice system in Kenosha to get better? Fortunately, there will be an option on the next ballot who isn’t a soft-on-crime liberal. His name is Xavier Solis. If you want this garbage to stop, he could use a vote from all of us.

As for Hohn, he is holding on a $2,500 cash bail and Governor Tony Evers (D)’s DOC is considering whether or not to revoke his probation and send him to jail. The max would be 9 month minus any “good time.”

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Hohn’s criminal career started in 1997 when he was charged of Felony Attempted Mayhem, Felony Aggravated Battery-Intend Substantial Bodily Harm, and Obstructing an officer. The Kenosha DA dismissed the obstructing and the more serious felony. According to a Kenosha News report at the time, Hohn beat his girlfriend so badly that she risked losing her eyesight. He beat the woman until the point where she became unconscious. She was taken to a Burlington hospital where she had broken bones on her right eye and her eyeball had to be reset or she would lose her vision. According to the complaint, Hohn struck the woman several times in her face and tried to gouge her eyes out. He plead guilty to Aggravated Battery and was sentenced to ten years in prison.

He is on a probation hold and is expected back in court on July 10, 2024 at 10:30am for a preliminary hearing. The DA’s office is likely to drop the felony and allow the predator to plead guilty to the misdemeanors and avoid jail time.

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  1. Well for one thing it’s in question why he even got to live in Kenosha Gardens Appartments because this is state-run and they do a background check on people who live here. Usually the people that live here are dilabeled or are on suplimental government help. It’s clear that this man has psychological issues and is not mentally stable, wasn’t in past years, and apparently still isn’t! He should be incarcerated in a mental institution for life along with others I know not mentioned!

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    1. The joke never gets old. Kusd is full of pervs. The kusd baseball coaches were probably jerking off looking at the old crazy man.

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  2. Normally Straight White Male is a prolific commenter on stories like this. However, he has disappeared. He has been struggling with his deep seated desire to lay with a man. He is probably dealing with these repressed feelings. These feelings can really mess with an alpha male like him. I hope he works it out. We all know that he wants to.

    https://youtu.be/6CzrYXcXweI?si=s49AOD91NU2Pv5Oa

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    1. Hey Joel. In the mood for some male genitalia today? You may have better luck hanging at Icon or perhaps a Kenosha County Dems meet up. You are sure to find some familiar faces there… 😉

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      1. I am not Joel, but thanks for the suggestions. Do you know the whereabouts of Straight White Male? Maybe you are him. You could be. If you are him, you are showing extreme cowardice in not using the name “Straight White Make” that you used so proudly before your deep desire to lay with a man was outed. It is ok. You know that you want to. That is why you, if you are SWM, is so tormented.

        https://youtu.be/kzIzq5SOGbM?si=RlR_8iMlmP9V7Ldu

          1. I lived there for 14yrs and was friendly with Carl,the manager “Ken”/Bully took Carl up north to his cabin,I thot Carl was ok cuz of that relationship or I would not have taken bn around Carl to be an OK thing,damn🤯I had to leave there, I was bn harassed by Ken every chance he got🤯I could have fought it,I am now very glad I didn’t!! Happier day’s ahead for me now! No more Ken.

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        1. I think you might be him… I’m just stating the fact that you have a better chance picking up guys somewhere else. Or maybe you like a challenge?

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    2. He does project his anti-gay feelings a bit too much for believability. But you shouldn’t out him… he seems a bit fragile.

    3. He occupies a lot of space in your head … I think you might have a crush…speaking of space were you groomed by Kevin Spacey?

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  3. Unless there’s missing information, this article doesn’t make a lot of sense. The description of this man’s earlier crime (grabbing someone’s genitalia) is indeed 4th Degree S.A., anything higher requires actual intercourse. It’s not clear what else the DA’s office was supposed to charge him with. The maximum sentence is 9 months, but given his only other criminal charge up to that point was 1997, it’s very normal that he wasn’t given jail time.

    In this most recent case, child enticement doesn’t fit. The language in the law is “causes or attempts to cause any child to go into any vehicle, building, room or secluded place.” The description of the offense here doesn’t match that description. It would be quite a stretch to say that the phrase “are you going to call me later” represents an attempt to cause him to go to a secluded place. That’d be an easy acquittal.

    This man is clearly sick and should be punished for what he’s done, but the attempt to drag Smathers here seems misinformed. Every defense attorney I’ve spoken to has suggested that Smathers is overly aggressive in general, overcharges and always pursues maximum sentences. I don’t say that to credit her, I think that’s a *bad* thing and so did the aforementioned attorneys. It’s kind of a whirlwind seeing her then publicly criticized as going easy on people. Based on the article you wrote about Judge Gabriele, it seems like you’re familiar with a lot of local defense attorneys. I’d ask them about this, not just Smathers but also the idea that Kenosha throws softballs at criminal defendants for sex crimes on a regular basis. I think their answers would surprise you.

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      1. I’m not sure what jury instructions you’re referring to, but when prosecuting a crime the offender’s state of mind is what determines the crime. However, since we aren’t psychics and the defendant likely wont testify, all we have is the statement “Are you going to call me later?” This isn’t reasonably interpreted as an invitation to go anywhere. If he had said “Are you going to come inside?” that would be much better. Enticement just isn’t a great fit here.

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      1. Couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, my interest in the matter stems from someone I care about being wrongfully prosecuted based on no evidence. I am deeply frustrated with the Kenosha DA’s office for pursuing the case despite the complete lack of evidence and all of the contradictory testimony, but I was told by more than a few attorneys that Kenosha’s general policy is “charge first, ask questions at trial” and that there was essentially no chance they’d drop the charges before trial, because it looks bad politically they’d rather just have the jury make that decision. Given the recent hit-piece about Smathers moving to dismiss a case, there is some truth to that, but political image shouldn’t be the basis for whether or not charges are brought to trial. It should be about the evidence.

        The image painted by the recent articles is the opposite of my experience, and what every attorney I consulted had to say about it. On Smathers specifically, it was said that “she thinks everyone is guilty, and always moves for the max sentence. She’s very high and mighty about it.” That was every single attorney’s opinion about her, they were not fans. I’m not here to defend the DA’s office or any of their prosecutors against claims of them being “soft on crime.” It’s the opposite, I consider them responsible for ruining someone’s life on little to no evidentiary basis.

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        1. The DA office is corrupt and very political. Like they tried to send Mr. Rittenhouse to prison for the rest of his life to political reason. These democract prosecutors do not care about the Constitution. Look what the democrat prosecutors did to Trump

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        2. I can relate to your frustration as I also have a family member who was wrongly convicted in a case with no evidence. No investigation was done. The used the alleged victims statement to determine probable cause and the court commissioner gave him $75,000 bond. For our trial James Kraus was the ADA and he is a monster. I have written the Attorney General several times asking them to investigate the Kenosha DA’s office. It would be interesting to know how many innocent people get sent to prison from Kenosha County. Something has to change because what they are doing is wrong. My family member is in an appeal process so hopefully they can be released at some point.

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          1. Yes, similar situation. That’s why it’s strange to see these articles characterizing the DA’s office as going too easy on people. That just hasn’t been my experience. Attorneys in Milwaukee and Racine think Kenosha is a rough place to be charged with a crime. Especially if you’re innocent.

  4. Mr. Solis needs to explain specifically what he would do to allocate the resources of the office. They are strained (and have been for 40 years) and, as such, much time is spent on cases that don’t need it and not enough on those that do. The police departments share some of the blame for not prioritizing law enforcement and using data driven analytics to identify and pursue the worst areas and offenders. Judges are also part of this mix. Nothing will happen unless someone gets people together to have these tough conversations.

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    1. If our DA’s office’s resources have been so “strained” for so many decades, how did Gravely justify blowing millions of dollars prosecuting Kyle Rittenhouse for purely political reasons? Go have your “tough conversations” with that jackass Gravely.

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            1. Fair enough — but that’s in the rear view mirror and only one case.

              The point is that the DA’s office needs to do its job to pursue justice given their available resources. It’s not just the DA’s office. The circuit courts are swamped. There aren’t enough public defenders. Not enough interpreters. And so on. The key players need to come up with priorities which protect personal and community safety first. Ask the community what crimes it feels are most significant. Use the data to identify the most dangerous criminals in the community. Put the bite ON crime.

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  5. Carli McNeill another democract liberal made the decision to arrest Mr. Rittenhouse with murder. Then her and Gravely disappeared during the trial and left the case to T. Clair Binger. Bunch of liberal corrupt cowards trying to send an innocent person to prison for the rest of his life. Vote Red 2024

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  6. Will he be out in time to attend Pride Fest this weekend where what he did will be legal?

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    1. Why would that be in July? Have the Alphabet group extended “their/them/these/us/he/she/ it/they……and on and on month? Geeez…” give these people a month and they STILL aren’t happy! There is no end to the madness!

  7. We live in the Indian Trail subdivision near to this guy. There are MANY children who live in/near those apartments and in the homes surrounding that complex. If you could update this story as it develops, I know many of us would be appreciative. I’ve shared this story with our community. Thank you.

  8. Metropolitan associates will rent to anybody And they will keep anybody he threw a few years ago His stove top covers through a Mail door Trying to hit the manager. He is odd

  9. The story alone does not give enough detail to make the best judgement. Did the old man live their prior to his sexual type convictions? Was the old man in his apartment when he was exposing him? Was he hanging out the window? How could someone hear him over everything else? Where were the victims and witnesses to observe this? Is this guy a John Holmes that you could see things from over several yards away?
    The law enforcement agency that investigates these things uses state statutes to make an arrest or refer charges. They do not use jury instructions to make decisions.
    I’m very aware of the DA office overcharging to hopefully get a plea deal. I am also aware of the defense putting off cases in an attempt to get a plea as well. Anyone who has worked in or near this knows it well.
    I’m not for the defense…if this guy did it- he should get his sentence. If he has mental health issues he should get help and his sentence.
    Also, please enlighten me as to why ITA or Bradford were not using their own playing fields. I know there is more parking around their fields than in this area.
    It seems most of your readers are making this a political thing. I question that.
    Finally, this story is coming out late in the Kenosha News. Does that paper still exist? Maybe after it’s published, WLIP can use it as a news story. They are in need of someone to gather stories for them.
    Ok, enough said…I’ll wait for the respondents…

      1. You sure know a lot about him and keep commenting. I’m gonna say angry ex girlfriend who lived with him there or still does….

  10. Kevin, please get another story posted. I don’t want to see his face, when opening your page. Get him off.

  11. You sure know a lot about him and keep commenting. I’m gonna say angry ex girlfriend who lived with him there or still does….

      1. At no point have I defended him let alone keep doing so as I have only made a simple observation in my reply. He should get the max sentence and shouldn’t have been out on probation in the first place. You just seem to know an awful lot about him and keep posting more.

  12. Good Day,
    Recently there was a big debate about County Executive Kerkman having the power to hire and fire Division Heads. A few concerned supervisors made mention of the amount of turnover Kenosha County has had since this Policy Resolution was put into place. I would like to bring up something else that happened around that time that I believe is more likely the cause behind the turnover. Mrs. Shelly Billingsley.

    Shelly came to Kenosha County requesting max top pay even though she was a mistake away from being fired by the City of Kenosha. Yet, Kenosha County gave her max top pay.

    The 2023 Budget was delayed in passing due to an attempt at 2 positions under Shelly being eliminated with one of those having someone lose their job. They did not end up completely losing their job but did almost cut their salary in half.

    Long time director Clement Abongwa resigned. The rumor that was put out to the public that it was due to pay and/or location. When in actuality, it was due to Shelly Billingsley. He had even had a meeting with his staff and told them “There are big problems in this department and unfortunately I am unable to fix them”.

    January of 2023, Reed Peterson was promoted to Shop Superintendent even though others more qualified had applied. Reed has since been investigated and terminated.

    In September of 2023, the mechanic position was posted and numerous qualified people were interviewed. Every qualified candidate that was offered the job turned it down due to HR not willing to pay over $30 an hour. The hiring range at the time was $29.01- $32.97. They all had years and years of mechanic experience but no cdl. All were willing and capable of getting said cdl immediately upon hire. They ended up settling with Brian Doe who apparently stated in his resume that he had mechanical experience but once hired that was determined a lie. Brian had just gotten his cdl a month prior to applying so he had no experience with that either. Brian Doe was an internal transfer from the Kenosha County Jail and even though he had absolutely no experience being a mechanic, was hired at max top pay. In fact they waited until January to start him so he would get the new max pay of $39.69. In addition to that, Brian made so many crucial mistakes that could have cause injuries and/or at least law-suites, yet still kept his job without discipline. Oddly enough, Brian and his tool box have disappeared without any explanation. But HR would rather hire someone with a recently obtained CDL and no mechanic experience for $39.69 over paying an experienced mechanic without a current cdl more than $30. Make that make sense.

    That internal hire went so well, they decided to hire another one from Parks. Craig, who punches in and takes a service truck to work for Parks and bills his time to a random truck in Highways. Again, no disciplinary actions.

    Look at the almost 20 people who have left since Shelly took over. Maybe more than that.

    Kenosha County has a huge problem of focusing so much on recruitment of new employees and need to focus more on retention of current employees.

    Supervisor Gentz made a great point back on August 1, 2022 when Shelly was being appointed.
    “All these people are starting off at top pay, including County Executive staff. Why? What is the point of having a pay schedule?”

    Sam Kerkman was recently asked by an employee of over 25 years why he was not at top pay yet and she told him Kenosha County has a pay schedule so everyone has room to grow. Well obviously her staff and everyone else that is starting at max pay are done growing.

    If someone doesn’t do something soon, I can guarantee you come winter, there will be no one out driving these plow trucks.

    I encourage every single one of you to attend this meet and greet on Wednesday July 10th and talk to these employees yourself. Hear it directly from their mouths.

    Just to point out a few examples:
    Gregory Boldt – Starting at 131,763 E13 Max top pay

    Jacob Dewart – started at $85,155 E9 Max hiring pay

    Shelly started at 138,437 August 1, 2022 top pay

    Thank you!

    1. WOW! Sounds like Pleasant Prairie employees/ officials! We need to get someone to run against people here!

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