Sexual assault charges filed
Girl accuses man at campground near Marion
A seasonal camper is accused of sexually assaulting a pre-teen girl multiple times at a campground near Marion.
Richard A. Klimek, 63, Appleton, is charged with three counts of sexual assault of a child, one count of repeated sexual assault of the same child and one count of child enticement.
On July 9, a 12-year-old girl told investigators that a man she called Rick had touched her inappropriately, “in bad places.”
According to the criminal complaint, she said Rick worked as a security guard at Farmer Gene’s Campground in the town of Dupont.
She said he drove around in a white golf cart and a green one and allegedly touched her while giving the girl rides in the golf cart.
She also accused him of touching her under her swimsuit while they were in the swimming pool.
The girl’s parents told Waupaca County Detective Sgt. Cameron Durrant that they did not know Rick’s last name, but believed he worked part time at the campground as a security guard, as well as doing maintenance and odds and ends jobs.
They gave Rick’s phone number to Durrant. The number belonged to Klimek.
Investigators noted two golf carts near Klimek’s camper, one green and one white.
On July 14, detectives executed a search warrant at Klimek’s camper and reported finding a pair of girl’s underwear in a closet.
Durrant spoke with Klimek at the Marion Police Department.
Klimek said he had been at the campground for 14 years, living there full time since he retired in May.
“Richard stated that he is considered a runner at the campground. He cleans trash and does odds and ends projects. When I asked Richard if he works as a security guard, Richard said that he doesn’t usually,” the complaint says.
He said he would throw the kids around in the swimming pool and that he gives them rides in his golf carts.
Klimek admitted to talking with the girl about her pubic hair, saying, “that was not an appropriate conversation to have with a 12-year-old,” the complaint says.
Klimek is currently in custody on $25,000 cash bond.
The Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office requests any other possible victims contact 715-258-4466.