MILWAUKEE — A 39-year-old Milwaukee man is accused of having sex with a 10-year-old girl and getting her pregnant.
Darrick Guider faces a charge of first-degree sexual assault of a child under the age of 12.
According to the criminal complaint, the victim moved into a relative’s home in June 2014. Guider, the relative’s boyfriend, also lived in the home.
The victim told police that “one night, shortly after she moved into this home, she was watching television upstairs in the relative’s room. She was lying on the bed when the defendant came in. The defendant told her that ‘this is how [you] make money.'”
The complaint indicates the victim “tried to get the relative’s attention by screaming, but the defendant put his hand over her mouth.” Guider then allegedly assaulted the 10-year-old girl.
According to the criminal complaint, the victim “recalls various instances” where Guider attempted to have sex with her. The complaint also states the victim told her relative in December that Guider had been “messing with her,” but the relative apparently did not believe the victim.
In January, the relative took the girl to a pediatrician who said she should be taken to Children’s Hospital. The relative did not act on this advice.
In March, another relative noticed the girl “appeared pregnant.” She was taken to Mt. Sinai Hospital where doctors confirmed the girl was pregnant and due “at the end of May or the beginning of June.”
If convicted, Guider faces up to 60 years in prison.