A 26-year-old Grafton man faces up to 80 years in prison after being charged with two counts of sexual assault of a child younger than 16.
A criminal complaint alleges that Aaron Kravitz had an ongoing sexual relationship with a teenage girl that began when she was 15 and continued until last November.
The girl met with city of Waukesha police Dec. 28 and told them that she had met Kravitz through a mutual friend via Facebook when she was 14.
According to the complaint, the two talked only online at first before eventually meeting in person in July 2014, three days after the girl turned 15.
Over the next few weeks, Kravitz continued to visit the girl and eventually they began dating in September 2014. During some of these visits, the girl told police that Kravitz would often bring her to his mother’s house in the town of Brookfield and began encouraging her to have sex with him.
The two eventually became intimate with the first time being at the mother’s residence.
According to the complaint, the girl and Kravitz continued their relationship and had intercourse many times throughout the next two years in a number of locations in Waukesha and Ozaukee counties. The girl indicated that the majority of their sexual contact and intercourse took place at the town of Brookfield residence.
The girl told police that during the relationship, Kravitz became very controlling. “He instructed (the girl) not to tell anyone that they were together. He controlled everything (the girl) did. She was not to go anywhere or do anything without his permission,” the complaint said. The girl further told police “she was young and it was her first relationship, so she didn’t understand that it was wrong or how he was controlling her.”
Kravitz also allegedly recorded the couple having sex on multiple occasions.
Police were also told that Kravitz lied on many occasions during the relationship and that such lies, even about simple things, were what led to the end of the relationship.
During their time together, the girl told police that she also found out that Kravitz was seeing someone else and he eventually married in May 2015, while they were still together. According to the girl, Kravitz told the girl that he and his wife were getting a divorce and that she believed him and continued the relationship until its eventual end in November.
According to the criminal complaint, Kravitz agreed to speak to police and admitted that he had met the girl online when she was 14 and that they began dating when she was 15. He also told police that the relationship had been sexual and that “he was always fully aware that his relationship with (the girl) could get him into a lot of trouble due to their age difference.”
Kravitz also told police that he had lied to the girl often but stated that he felt she was the one who had been controlling. He admitted to having hidden his relationship and marriage from the girl.
Kravitz has been ordered to have no contact with the girl, including her residence and any of her family members. Signature bond has been set at $25,000.
He is next scheduled to appear in court Feb. 1.