A man with multiple aliases is in jail four years after a teen accused him of rape.
Edgardo Trinidad, 26, Bear Creek, is charged with second-degree sexual assault of a child and soliciting a child for prostitution.
On March 16, 2012, Waupaca County Deputy Mark Goerlinger was dispatched to the New London hospital in response to a reported sexual assault.
A 14-year-old girl told Goerlinger she had been assaulted by an older Hispanic man whose name she believed was Edgardo.
According to the criminal complaint, the girl was with two other teen friends in New London when one of them contacted an adult who agreed to go into Festival Foods and buy them cigarettes and beer.
The three teens and the man, identified by police as Edgardo Trinidad, then drove to a home in Sugar Bush.
While they were at the Sugar Bush home, one of the male teens and Trinidad escorted the girl into a bedroom where Trinidad allegedly took off her clothes, pushed her into the bed and sexually assaulted her.
She said he placed his hand over her mouth when she screamed.
The girl said she saw the man give her friend what appeared to be $100 after she came out of the bedroom.
The girl identified her assailant by showing investigators a Facebook photo of Edgardo Trinidad.
Although a warrant was issued for his arrest, law enforcement was unable to locate Trinidad.
On Oct. 6, 2016, Darlington police contacted the Waupaca county Sheriff’s Office. They reported that an informant had identified a Hispanic man in the Darlington area as a suspect in a Waupaca County sexual assault.
According to the criminal complaint, there were Outagamie County and immigration warrents for Trinidad.
Among his many aliases, Trinidad was also known as Jose Martinez-Hernadez, Jose Hernadez, Edgardo Sanbada, Jose Martinez and Alex Hernandez.
When police asked him if he had intercourse with the girl, Trinidad reportedly said they were at a beer party and he was so drunk that he could not remember.
He is currently being held in custody on a $50,000 cash bond.