Lynch says, he is being set up!
By H. Nelson Goodson
December 23, 2010
Juneau, WI – On Thursday, former Fox Lake Police Chief Patrick F. Lynch, 54, denied all the charges, including sexual assault of a child filed against him. He testified through a telecom video hearing from jail in a Dodge County Circuit Court. Lynch claimed, he was being set up by people who won’t let him alone. He told a judge, that he retired early as police chief to avoid any further accusations of wrong doing. Lynch said, he will get a lawyer to challenge the allegations once and for all against him. He was charged with assaulting a 7-year-old girl in 1989 and had continued to stalk her through the years.
He is also accused of stalking a woman who worked at the Fox Lake Police Department.
Bail was set at $25,000 and Lynch was freed once he posted bail. He will be monitored by a GPS device to prevent any attempt to intimidate witnesses. Lynch is facing up to 30 years in prison, if convicted.
A state Department Of Justice (DOJ) prosecutor said, he is confident that they have enough evidence to prosecute Lynch.
On Wednesday, DOJ Attorney General J. B. Van Hollen reported that Lynch was being charged with sexual assault of a child under 13 years of age and stalking. A 28-year-old woman came forward and alleged Lynch assaulted her when she was a child The assault happened at her home in the bathroom when Lynch in a Village of Randolph police uniform came over to visit her father, the criminal complaint states.
Through the years, he continued to stalk her at previous jobs and at a bank where she works, according to the 28-year-old woman.
Lynch is accused of first having sex with the young gir when she was just 7-years-old in 1989. He was taken into custody the DOJ Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and the Dodge Count Sheriff’s Office on Wednesday when charges were filed in Dodge County. The case was investigated by both the DOJ DCI and the Dodge County Sheriff’s Department.
WIDOJ criminal complaint filed against Patrick F. Lynch: http://bit.ly/eNn9hj
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