District responds to Middleton High School students accused of sexual assault

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MIDDLETON, Wis. (WMTV) – Authorities said two Middleton High School students were arrested for the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl.

The suspects involved were a 16-year-old and Mohammad Aldachach, age 18 of Middleton.

Dane Co. District Attorney Ishmael Ozanne said Aldachach will have an initial appearance on Monday at 10 a.m. and will issue charges at that time.

Officials said the incident happened on Wednesday, Nov. 21, after one of the suspects picked up the 14-year-old girl from a basketball game. The victim was taken to an address in Middleton where both Aldachach and a 16-year-old sexually assaulted the victim.

Dane County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Kerry Porter said Aldachach was the suspect who picked up the victim.

Aldachach was arrested for 2nd degree sexual assault of a child. He was released from custody on a signature bond.

The alleged assault did not happen on school grounds.

Two days before the alleged incident, Middleton High School students walked out of class to protest sexual harassment and assault.

The Middleton- Cross Plains Area School District Superintendent George Mavroulis released a statement on Friday to NBC15:

"I cannot comment on the criminal investigation that is being handled by law enforcement. Our focus is on caring for the victim and her family. As a district, we strongly encourage our students to come forward anytime they see, hear about, or are a victim of an assault," Mavroulis said.