MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - A Sun Prairie man is facing a child sex assault charge after police say he sexually assaulted a 5-year-old at a YMCA facility.
On Tuesday, a judge set bail at $1,500 for 19-year-old Delmonte B. Lee.
According to a criminal complaint, a mother reported to Sun Prairie Police that her 5-year-old daughter had been sexually assaulted on June 26, at the YMCA in Sun Prairie located on Don Simon Drive.
The mother says she was picking up her daughter from the child care area, when she noticed Lee touching her child inappropriately. The mother told her daughter they were leaving, and they left the YMCA.
According to the complaint, the child admitted to her parents that Lee repeatedly touched her inappropriately. The mother reported the incident to the YMCA. The mother told investigators The YMCA told her Lee had been fired and was not allowed to be on the YMCA’s property.
The complaint states Lee told YMCA officials the child took off their clothes and he had sexual contact with the child.
YMCA of Dane County’s President/CEO, Mark Westover, released a statement to NBC15 Tuesday evening on the incident.
"We are dismayed and appalled by the alleged conduct of one of our employees. Upon learning of concerns regarding his conduct, the YMCA of Dane County immediately began an internal investigation that led to quickly contacting the Sun Prairie Police Department. The staff member in question had a thorough, national background check performed before being hired, and no issues were identified for this individual. He no longer works at the YMCA. We are cooperating fully with the authorities as they continue their investigation, and our most-immediate focus is on helping the family at the center of this situation. Those with questions or concerns regarding this situation are urged to contact the Sun Prairie Police Department at 608-837-7336."
In the statement Westover added: “I also wish to clarify that this individual worked in drop-in child watch, not in any of our other child care programs, including preschool, 4k, 4k wrap care, school age child care or summer camp, which has been erroneously reported by some outlets.”
Lee will be in the Dane County Courthouse for a preliminary hearing on July 17. He is charged with a first degree child sex assault charge, with the sexual contact being with a person under the age of 13.