Baraboo couple accused of filming child sexual assaults while living in Mauston

by Karen Eggleston

Sean G. Moore, 51 of Baraboo, Wisconsin appeared in court in custody via video on April 20 for a bail/bond hearing. Kenneth J. Hamm appeared for the State of Wisconsin and Judge John P. Roemer presided over the court. Moore was given public defender information.

Moore has been charged with Repeated Sexual Assault of a Child a Class A Felony. On or before March 2014 and August 2014 Moore allegedly committed repeated sexual assaults involving the same child. Moore could be sentenced to life in prison for a Class A Felony. Due to the defendant being 18 years or older at the time of the offense the court may not make an extended supervision date determination before the defendant has served a 25-year confinement in prison.

Moore was also charged with the following counts: Child Enticement, a Class D Felony and Causing a Child under the age of 13 years old to view/listen to sexual activity, a Class F Felony. For the Class F Felony Moore could be fined not more than $25,000 or imprisoned not more than 12 years and six months, or both and for the Class D Felony, Moore could face up to not more than $100,000 or imprisoned not more than 25 years or both, if convicted.

According to the criminal complaint, on March 20 Detective Jay Greeno and Detective Shawn Skiles were assigned a Juneau County Child Protective Services (CPS) case involving sexual and physical abuse of a child.

A CPS report indicated that a juvenile female reported while living with Sean G. Moore and Christeen L. Moore in the City of Mauston that she was sexually abused by Sean Moore, a relative of the child. Statements were made alleging numerous acts of sexual acts from March 2014 through August 2014.

The female juvenile also reported videotaping of her and her brothers performing sexual acts on one another. She also described to CPS how she would watch the Moores engaging in sexual acts, viewing pornographic materials and that a teen-aged boy from next door would come over to their home and perform sexual acts while her parents were home.

The criminal complaint continues to say that a forensic interview was held with the female juvenile at Safe Harbor in Madison. The female juvenile described the home they lived in and the color of her Sean Moore's blanket. She told the interviewers that the sexual acts happened in his bedroom and the living room on more than one occasion and at times her brothers would watch.

During the interview at Safe Harbor, the female juvenile spoke of Moore videotaping, with his cell phone, her brothers performing sexual acts with her. It was alleged that when Sean Moore instructed the female juvenile and her brothers to have sex so he could videotape them, Moore stated, “This will be hilarious.” The female juvenile also claimed that Christeen Moore videotaped her and her brothers. She described Sean Moore's phone as black.

A $50,000 cash bond was set by the court. When Moore heard the amount of the cash bond he walked out of the room according to court records. Bond conditions include no contact with the female juvenile, not to leave the state of Wisconsin while the case is pending, and to have no contact with anyone under the age of 18. An initial appearance is scheduled for May 3 at the Juneau County Justice Center. Moore remains in custody at this time.

Also charged in this incident was another relative of the female juvenile. Christeen L. Moore, 38, of Baraboo, Wisconsin appeared via video in custody before Judge John P. Roemer on April 20 for a bail/bond hearing. Kenneth J. Hamm appeared for the State of Wisconsin.

Moore has been charged with two class F Felonies. The first charge is causing a child under age 13 to view/listen to sexual activity and the second charge of failure to protect a child. For each charge Moore could be fined not more than $25,000 and imprisoned not more than twelve (12) years and six (6) months, of both if convicted.

A cash bond was set of $20,000 for Christeen L. Moore. Bond conditions are: not to have contact with the female juvenile, not to leave the state of Wisconsin while the case is pending, and to have no contact with anyone under the age of 18. An initial appearance is scheduled for May 3 at the Juneau County Justice Center. Moore remains in custody at this time.