Milwaukee man, 37, arrested in connection to assault incidents in Estabrook and Lincoln Parks
Updated: 08/28/2021 11:24 AM
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A Milwaukee man charged with assaulting a woman on the Oak Leaf Trail earlier this year appeared in court on Saturday, Aug. 28.
Mark Kaufert, 37, pleaded not guilty. Authorities say he attacked a woman, and exposed himself earlier this year, near LIncoln and Estabrook parks.
The judge set his bail at $50,000 cash. Due to other pending cases, his cash bail in total is $101,000.
A preliminary hearing is set for Sept. 8.
Published: 08/27/2021 03:23 PM
The incidents were reported on June 16 and April 4. Authorities say in one of the assaults, Mark Allen Kaufert indecently exposed himself, and in another case sexually assaulted a woman.
The Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office charged Kaufert with:
- Three counts of disorderly conduct, a Class B misdemeanor, punishable by up to a $1,000 fine, 90 days imprisonment, or both, upon conviction
- One count of second-degree sexual assault, a Class C felony, carrying a penalty of up to a $100,000 fine, 40-years imprisonment, or both, upon conviction
- Three count of bail jumping, a Class A felony for which he could be fined $10,000, imprisoned for up to six years, or both
Milwaukee County Sheriff Earnell R. Lucas issued the following statement:
“The Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office’s Criminal Investigation Division presented strong evidence to the District Attorney's Office that demonstrated Mr. Kaufert was the individual responsible for the offenses charged on or near the Oak Leaf Trail. As always, our investigative team demonstrated focus, resolve and commitment to solving these crimes. Anyone with additional information regarding this investigation is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at (414) 278-4788.”