A former Elkhorn man is charged with sexually assaulting multiple young girls he knew, according to a criminal complaint filed this week in Walworth County Court.
Lynn C. Thompson, 75, now of the Bark River Campground in Jefferson, faces several child sexual assault charges in connection with allegations from 2009 to 2015 made by four girls.
The girls told police Thompson took them for rides on his scooter around the trailer park where he lived. During the rides, he touched them inappropriately, according to the complaint.
Thompson threatened to kill the girls’ parents and make the girls watch if they told anyone, the complaint states.
One girl said the touching made her very uncomfortable and she wanted to go home. Another said Thompson sexually assaulted her and showed her pornography, according to the complaint.
A different girl, who was 11 years old at the time, said Thompson sexually assaulted her, and she started crying, the complaint states.
“I didn’t want to die,” the girl said, according to the complaint.
One girl said she went on scooter rides with Thompson one or two times a week, and he touched her each time they rode, according to the complaint. One time, Thompson exposed himself to her, the girl said.
The assaults occurred when she was in third or fourth grade, the girl said.
On the rides, Thompson drove the girls near a music store and by Elkhorn Area High School.
When confronted by family members and asked why he assaulted the girls, Thompson said, “I don’t know,” according to the complaint.
Thompson faces two counts of repeated sexual assault of a child, three counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child younger than 12 and a related charge.
Judge Phillip Koss on Aug. 10 ordered him held on $500,000 cash bond, court records show. He is not allowed to have unsupervised contact with anyone younger than 18.
Thompson will make his initial appearance at 1:15 p.m. Friday.