Appleton woman arrested for repeated sexual assault of a child

Dessiree Allen/Photo: Outagamie County Jail

APPLETON, Wis. (WBAY) - A 20-year-old Appleton woman has been charged with repeated sexual assault of a child.

Appleton Police have identified the suspect as Dessiree D. Allen. The Outagamie County District Attorney's Office has charged Allen with Repeated Sexual Assault of Same Child (At Least 3 Violations of 1st or 2nd Degree Sexual Assault).

The criminal complaint says on Monday, Oct. 7, Appleton investigators were made aware of an interview Kaukauna police had with a 14-year-old boy. Police say the boy had been staying at the woman's home in Appleton and "the assaults were frequently occurring."

The boy told police Allen started approaching him sexually after she broke up with her boyfriend. She told the boy she "wanted an under-ager," according to the complaint.

The teen said Allen would get jealous if she saw him hanging out with girls.

He told police Allen would be expecting to pick him up at his high school. Police went instead, and they questioned Allen. They say she admitted to having sexual contact with the boy for about a month. She said it was consensual. She estimated they had sexual contact five times. In a later interview said there were three sexual encounters, and two happened when she was drunk.

Police encourage sexual assault victims to reach out via the Sexual Assault Crisis Center's 24-hour hotline at (920) 733-8119.

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