WAUSAU, Wisconsin – A man prosecutors say was tied up, humiliated and assaulted by his wife, two of his lovers and another woman as payback for his cheating ways has been jailed on accusations of child abuse and other misdeeds.
The 36-year-old Fond du Lac man was arrested on allegations that also include theft, unlawful phone use and harassment with a death threat in a domestic abuse investigation, Fond du Lac Police Capt. Steve Klein said Wednesday.
"It is a case that keeps getting stranger," Klein said. "More information will come out in the (charging) complaint."
No charges were filed Wednesday.
Four women, including the man's wife and two women alleged to be his lovers, are accused of luring the man to a hotel room in Stockbridge last Thursday before tying him up, blindfolding him and gluing his penis to his stomach.
Each is charged with being party to false imprisonment, a felony, and one is charged with fourth-degree sexual assault, a misdemeanor.
Those charged in the case are: Wendy Sewell, 43, of Kaukauna; Therese Ziemann, 48, of Menasha, Michelle Belliveau, 43, of Neenah, and the man's wife. The AP is not naming the man to protect his identity as an alleged victim of sexual assault.
The women are free on $200 bail. Three are scheduled to appear in Calumet County court on Monday. The man's wife returns to court Aug. 17.
Devra Ayala, a Fond du Lac County assistant district attorney, did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment.
Klein said the man was arrested Tuesday in Chilton, where he had been staying in a motel, after a complaint was filed with the Fond du Lac Police Department.
The child abuse allegation involves one of his children, Klein said. He declined to say whether one of the women involved in the Stockbridge incident made the complaint that led to his arrest.
The man declined a request by The Associated Press to be interviewed, said Sheriff's Sgt. Amy Schoepke at the Fond du Lac County Jail.