Point man faces minimum of 25 years for child sex assault

By Brandi Makuski

A Stevens Point man faces up to 60 years in prison if convicted of sexually assaulting a young boy.

Jeremy Ostrowski, 22, was charged with first-degree sexual assault of a child under the age of 12 after Stevens Point police interviewed the victim at his school last May. The boy reportedly broke down in tears at home a few days prior, and only reported the abuse after he was urged to do so by his friends.

According to the complaint, the boy previously told his mother he watched pornographic videos with Ostrowski when he was only seven and Ostrowski was 15. The victim’s mother responded at the time by alerting Ostrowski’s father.

Last spring, the boy again reported abuse to his mother, this time saying he’d been forced into a sex act with Ostrowski, the complaint said.

During questioning, Ostrowski told police the boy “walked in on him” while he was watching pornography in his bedroom, according to the complaint.

“[Ostrowski] eventually stated that if it did happen, it just happened,” the complaint read. “He stated if anything happened it could have been because of the [pornographic] video.”

Ostrowski is free on a $10,000 signature bond. His pre-trial conference is scheduled for 10:30 AM on Feb. 26.

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