Following the arrest of an individual on suspicion of sexual assault, a soccer league's permit was been temporarily suspended.

In a press release issued on behalf of City Administrator Kevin Lahner's Office for Waukesha, Parks Recreation and Forestry Department, which routinely rents its buildings to outside individuals and organizations, the city said the Christian Soccer League LLC’s permit is also under review.

No one from the league could be reached for comment.

Charges in case

The incident reportedly occurred in the parking lot at the Schuetze Recreation Center on Feb. 5, resulting in charges against a 26-year-old Milwaukee man who allegedly assaulted a 15-year-old girl.

Cristian Sanchez, 26, of Milwaukee was charged with second-degree sexual assault of a child, child enticement with sexual contact and refusing to aid a peace officer. Sanchez is accused of groping and rubbing his private parts on a 15-year-old girl after refereeing a soccer match in Waukesha.

Sanchez, according to a criminal complaint, also gave police a fake name when they tried to question him about the incident and had twice been deported to Mexico.

He could face up to more than 65 years behind bars and $200,000 in fines, if convicted.

City role

The news release said the city’s Park, Recreation and Forestry Department has been fully cooperating with the Waukesha Police Department’s investigation of the incident.

"We are saddened that such an incident has been reported on City property and we are hopeful that justice will be served," said the press release.

The city said the Schuetze building was rented to the Christian Soccer League for the use of the gym for an adult soccer league. The league completed the appropriate application on Dec. 1 and was granted a permit for the use of the facility on Sundays from Jan. 1, 2017 through April 23.

The release said the organizers and individuals involved with the Christian Soccer League are not affiliated with the city, nor are they city employees or volunteers.  All Waukesha volunteer instructors and employees are subject to an extensive criminal background check prior to their work with the city.

During use by outside groups, all city buildings are monitored by an attendant employed by the city. However, the attendant was not a witness to any inappropriate behavior in this instance.

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