A man who was out on bail for alleged child-sex crimes was arrested after police found a teenaged girl in his home.
Preston T. Harris-Cook, 22, New London, is charged with obstructing an officer and two counts of felony bail jumping.
On the afternoon of Wednesday, Dec. 9, a woman told New London Police Officer Ryan Gloe that Harris-Cook was hanging out with her 17-year-old daughter. She said she told her daughter to stay away from Harris-Cook, but the girl refused. The mother believed she was at his home.
Gloe went to Harris-Cook’s house, where he lives with his mother.
According to the criminal complaint, Harris-Cook answered the door and said the girl was not there and that he had only seen her once a while ago. As Harris-Cook was denying the girl was in the house, she walked down the stairs. She reportedly tried to run out the side door, but Officer Brent Seavecki was waiting for her.
Harris-Cook remains in custody since his Dec. 10, arrest on a $2,000 cash bond.
On Feb. 24, Harris-Cook was charged with two counts of sexual assault of a child. He was held in custody for three months on a $5,000 cash bond.
He was released from custody after his mother co-signed the signature bond. Conditions of his release included that he live with his mother and have no contact with any minors other than his own 3-year-old daughter.
In March 2013, Harris-Cook was convicted of theft, placed on one year of probation and ordered to pay $3,160 in restitution. His probation was revoked in April 2015, and he was sentenced to seven months in jail.
Also in March 2013, Harris-Cook was convicted of theft and felony bail jumping in Waushara County and placed on one year probation. His probation was revoked in March 2015, and Harris-Cook was sentenced to one year in prison with 268 days credit for time served.
In November 2011, Harris-Cook was placed on two years of probation after being convicted of misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct. His probation was revoked in May 2012, and he was sentenced to five months in jail.