Man charged with rape and torture of five adolescents


A criminal complaint alleges that a Crandon, Wisconsin, man raped five young girls aged between 12 and 17 years, impregnating one of them, and then performing a crude abortion on her, reports ABC 9.

Matthew Christenson, 33, has been charged with 14 felonies, including sexual assault of a child, physical abuse of a child, repeated sexual assault of a child and child abuse.

The incidents reportedly occurred in January 2010, December 2012, August 2015 and April 1.

According to a complaint filed against Christenson, he impregnated one of the victims, who was in sixth grade at the time. Then, according to the criminal complaint, Christenson attempted to give her an abortion himself.

The girl told investigators that the suspect gave his victims alcohol and marijuana, beat them and threatened them.

“The defendant told them that if they told anyone, he would find them when he got out of jail,” says the complaint.

A second victim came forward alleging that she lost count of the number of times Christenson had sex with her.

“[Victim 2 told investigators] that it was so many times [the victim] did not even know, but it was over one hundred times,” says the complaint.

Another victim claimed that Christenson used a switch, canoe paddle, wooden stick, bull whip, crescent wrench, and a fire poker at different times in the abuse.

All of the victims were said to be minors at the time of the alleged crimes.

Christenson, who is free on a $75,000 cash bond, faces a maximum of 454 years in prison if convicted on all charges, according to court records.

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