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Hamilton High School teacher previously charged with human trafficking now charged with bail jumping

Posted at 2:02 PM, Sep 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-13 15:02:08-04

MILWAUKEE — Christian Mothershead, a Hamilton High School teacher, was charged with bail jumping one day after being charged with two counts of human trafficking and second-degree sexual assault.

In his previous charges of human trafficking and sexual assault, Mothershead was not to have any contact with the victim. He was released from custody under the expectation that he'd comply with the terms of his bond.

Mothershead, 46, of West Allis allegedly called the victim the day after his release and told her "you have to stop what you are doing."

The victim was 100% positive it was the defendant calling her, directly violating his bond, according to the criminal complaint.

Mothershead was charged with human trafficking and sexual assault after he met a woman on an online dating website and brought the woman and her son to the United States from the Philippines under false pretense.

The woman was led to believe she was going to be in a romantic relationship with Mothershead. Instead, she was forced to clean his filthy apartment, make him and his son meals and controlled when she and her son could eat. There was record of at least one occasion where Mothershead sexually assaulted the woman, according to the complaint.

If convicted of the two counts of human trafficking, one count of second-degree sexual assault and one count of bail jumping, Mothershead could face up to 96 years in jail and be fined more than $300,000.

He is due back in court for his preliminary hearing Sept. 20.