The Wisconsin Department of Natural
Resources says charges of sexual assault
and for other illegal behaviors will be
filed against several individuals.
It’s after a crackdown on illegal sexual
activities at the Belmont Mound State
Park in Lafayette County.
Investigators say they found ads on
Craigslist, that portrayed the park as a
place to meet for adult interaction.
The illegal sexual behaviors were
apparently taking place in the restrooms
at the park, on the trails and in vehicles.
Chief Conservation Warden Randy Stark
initiated the investigation as a direct
response to citizen information.
The investigation included help from
the D N R’s Bureau of Law Enforcement
and the Bureau of Parks, the Lafayette
County Sheriff’s Office, Belmont Police,
and the local Lion’s Club who helped
with park patrols.
Stark says the goal was to identify
those responsible for the illegal
behavior, and to put a stop to it
in a family park where safety is
the top priority.