MEQUON, Wis (WSAU) Two men who graduated this spring from Mequon Homestead High School have pleaded guilty to having sex with a 14-year-old girl on school grounds last fall. DeAngelo Dantzler and Brent Anderson, both 19, entered their pleas yesterday to reduced charges of reckless child abuse. Both struck plea deals, after being originally charged with second-degree sexual assault.
Authorities said they drank alcohol with the 14-year-old girl on school grounds, and then had sexual contact with her in a music storage room at the school. It happened last November, after classes ended for the day. The boys told authorities the sex was consensual, but the girl was legally too young to consent. Dantzler and Anderson will be sentenced in November.
Meanwhile the girl and her family have filed a civil suit in federal court against the two men and officials from the Mequon-Thiensville School District. Among other things, the plaintiffs claimed that Homestead High School officials knew about sexual misconduct at the school – and did nothing to stop it. A school attorney said officials determined that the family’s allegations were unfounded, and the School Board rejected damage claims the family had filed.