Bishop Charged with Sexual Assault

A bishop in Milwaukee has been charged with six counts of sexual assault of a child, police announced Friday.

According to officials with the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office, 60 year-old Joe W. Fox was charged with one count of first degree sexual assault of a child under age 13. He is also facing five counts of second degree sexual assault of a child under age 16.

Fox began a sexual relationship with one of his parishioners when she was 11 years-old, according to the criminal complaint. “The victim states that the sexual intercourse happened too many times for her to be able to put a number on it and she states that all the incidents are very similar and its hard to remember exactly what he said each time,” the DA’s announcement said.

If you have been charged with a crime in Milwaukee, please contact the Milwaukee sex crimes defense lawyer of Kohler Hart Powell, SC by calling (414) 271-9595.