A 26-year-old Milwaukee man accused of groping a 15-year-old girl after he refereed an adult soccer match may not have a trial in Waukesha County after all.
The trial for Cristian Sanchez that was supposed to start on April 18 has been taken off the court calendar. During a jury status hearing on March 28, it was disclosed Sanchez is currently in federal custody at a detention center in Louisiana facing possible deportation and access to him is denied to the Waukesha County Circuit Court.
Sanchez, who has been deported twice before to Mexico, is facing another deportation through Homeland Security. According to online documents, defense attorney Erik Colque was present.
A deportation hearing scheduled for April 24.
In the Waukesha incident, Sanchez was charged in February with second-degree sexual assault of a child, child enticement with sexual contact and refusing to aid a peace officer. According to the related criminal complaint, Sanchez reportedly groped the victim following a Jan. 29 soccer game near the Schuetze Recreation Center, 1120 Baxter St., when he ran into her in a nearby parking lot.
Sanchez allegedly told the victim she should pull closer to him for warmth and, when she did, wrapped his arm around her waist, grabbed her butt and rubbed his aroused genitals against her leg and groin.
The girl's sister reported the incident to police after she became worried about how long her sister was in the parking lot and then went out to find her.
According to the complaint, Sanchez repeatedly asked the victim for her phone number when they met several months ago and, on one occasion, showed up at her school with flowers for her.
Sanchez also gave police a fake name when they tried to question him about the incident, according to a criminal complaint.