Waupaca County is seeking extradition of an Albuquerque man accused of multiple child sex crimes.
Robert H. Semrow, 61, is charged with two counts each of first-degree sexual assault of a child, child sexual exploitation, causing mental harm to a child and felony intimidation of a victim.
The children were a boy and a girl who were ages 5 and 6 in December 2010 when the incidents allegedly first occurred. Investigators say the sexual assaults continued until July 2015. At the time, Semrow was living in the town of Mukwa.
Semrow is also charged with felony mistreatment of an animal. One of the two children told investigators Semrow killed her pet rabbit when she told another first-grade girl what was happening.
According to the criminal complaint, the girl’s friend told their teacher who informed the principal who sent a pink slip home with the girl.
Semrow “got mad when he read the slip and ripped her earring out of her ear. The earlobe actually split,” investigators reported.
The girl also told investigators she “just wanted the images to get out of her head of what had happened.”
Semrow was arrested in Albuquerque on Monday, May 9.