A former Elkhorn man recently charged with several counts of child sexual assault has died.
Lynn C. Thompson was 75.
His lawyer, Jonathan C. Smith, said Friday the death was not suspicious, though he could not provide other details.
A letter from Smith filed in Walworth County Court on Aug. 28 said Thompson, “suffered a significant medical event in the (Walworth County) Jail on Aug. 27.”
Thompson was taken to a local hospital and medevacked to St. Luke’s Hospital. Since Thompson’s arrest, it was his second trip to St. Luke’s, the letter states.
At a hearing Thursday, Judge Kristine Drettwan dismissed the case because Thompson had died, according to online court records.
Minutes from a Tuesday hearing filed with the court said Thompson was on a respirator and unconscious at St. Luke’s.
Walworth County prosecutors on Aug. 13 charged Thompson on several counts of child sexual assault. Four girls said Thompson sexually assaulted them between 2009 and 2015, according to the criminal complaint.
Thompson, who lived on the Bark River Campground in Jefferson at the time he was charged, would take the girls for scooter rides around a trailer park where he lived in Elkhorn, according to the complaint.
The girls told police Thompson would touch them inappropriately during the rides.
Thompson threatened to make them watch him kill the girls’ parents if they told anyone, the complaint states.
A girl told police about one of the assaults from when she was 11.
“I didn’t want to die,” the girl said, according to the complaint.
Judge Phillip Koss on Aug. 10 ordered Thompson held in the jail on a $500,000 cash bond, court records show.