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UPDATE: Former Kewaskum police officer charged with bestiality is held on $100,000 bond

Steven Rosales
Posted at 11:51 AM, Apr 24, 2024
and last updated 2024-04-24 17:45:20-04

FOND DU LAC (NBC 26) — Steven Rosales, a 34-year-old former Kewaskum school resource officer, is being held on a $100,000 bond with conditions of no contact with domesticated animals or livestock, and no possession of pornography.

Rosales has been charged with multiple felonies in Fond du Lac county related to bestiality.

As we warned viewers on air, some details in this story may be disturbing to those reading.

In a highly disturbing criminal complaint, prosecutors said Rosales performed sex acts with one of his family dogs and, according to prosecutors, took photographs and described the sex acts to another person through text messages.

Fond du Lac County District Attorney Eric Toney said charges like these are not common.

"I would say the statute that we're dealing with is rare," Toney said. "It certainly gets a lot of attention. I think maybe understandably why."

Toney said law enforcement discovered the details outlined in these charges while investigating Rosales for other charges in Washington County.

Rosales is charged in Washington County with multiple sexual misconduct charges for, prosecutors say, exchanging photos and messages of a sexual nature with a student at Kewaskum High School while employed as a school resource officer there.

In the criminal complaint for his charges in Washington Sounty, Rosales told officers his wife was experiencing a high-risk pregnancy, which caused him stress.

Rosales’s attorney Conner Helving asked for a $10,000 dollar bond, saying Rosales had already posted a $40,000 bond for the charges in Washington County, and needed to be available to take his wife to doctors appointments.

"He's also seeking, hopefully, if he's able to be released, to go into treatments and mental health treatment," Helving said.

The state asked for a $100,000 to $200,000 bond, and the judge agreed to $100,000.