By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
June 21, 2015
Milwaukee, WI - On Friday, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Stephanie Rothstein reduced the cash bail to $70K for Hector Lozornio, 39, who was charged on June 14 with two counts for 1st-degree sexual assault of child under 13 (facing 60 years in prison for each charge), one count for 1st-degree sexual assault of a child under 12 (facing 60 years in prison), one count for bail jumping (facing 6 years and up to $10K in fines) and three counts for intimidating a witness (facing 10 years in prison for each charge and up to $25K for each count), all felony counts. If convicted on all counts, Lozornio is facing up to 156 years in prison and up to $85K in fines.
Lozornio pled not guilty and is scheduled for pre-trial on July 23. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement placed a hold on Lozornio for a federal immigration law violation.
Lozornio had three prior felony child sexual assault charges, but were dismissed on June 8 and the charges were revised and reinstated on June 14 with additional charges, according to court records.Court records show, that Lozornio pled no contest to two misdemeanor counts for 4th-degree sexual assault on December 18, 2001.
The recent criminal complaint states, that Lozornio agreed to take a lie detector test (polygraph exam) about the child molestation and sexual contact allegations filed against him and apparently he failed the test. He also attempted to coerce three witnesses from testifying in court.