Man charged with sex assault of Greenfield girl

CREATED Nov. 19, 2012

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GREENFIELD - A 26-year-old Milwaukee man has been criminally charged with sexually assaulting an 8-year-old girl.

According to a criminal complaint, Justin Peterson assaulted the child while living in the basement of a home in Greenfield.

Authorities say the home in which Peterson was living belongs to the alleged victim's mother.

The 26-year-old is also charged with possessing child pornography.  Prosecutors claim he took sexually-charged photos of the girl as she slept.

The claims bare startling similarities to a recent case out of Racine. 

Babysitter Alexander Richter is charged with dozens of counts for allegedly assaulting children he was being paid to care for.