Arraignment hearing set for first of three Elkhorn men

Timmer to appear in court on March 15

By Kellen Olshefski

Gage Timmer
Gage Timmer


The first of three Elkhorn men charged with 2nd degree sexual assault of a child under 16 years of age appeared in Walworth County Circuit Court for his preliminary hearing today.

Following the hearing, Gage Timmer has been scheduled to appear at 1:15 p.m. on March 15, 2014, for an arraignment hearing before Walworth County Circuit Court Judge David Reddy.

Timmer, along with Nicholas Cook and Braden Mann, all of Elkhorn, are facing a maximum penalty of $100,000 and 40 years in prison after allegedly assaulting a 14-year-old girl on Dec. 21, 2013.

Separate criminal complaints have been filed for each of the three young men allegedly involved in the incident.

According to the criminal complaint against Timmer, the victim originally told detectives Timmer touched her breasts, but later on during the forensic interview said he didn’t. The victim said her shirt was off during the incident and Timmer helped her put her shirt back on.

According to the criminal complaint, Detective Matt Termaat of the Elkhorn Police Department spoke with Timmer, at which time Timmer allegedly admitted to being in a friend’s basement with the girl. The complaint states Timmer allegedly admitted to Termaat that he engaged in both oral and anal sex with the victim.

A search warrant was issued Jan. 20 for DNA from Timmer, according to Walworth County Circuit Court records.

Both Cook and Mann are set to appear before Walworth County Circuit Court Judge Phillip Koss next Friday for a preliminary hearing.

See the Feb. 27 edition of the Elkhorn Independent for details about the criminal complaints filed against Cook and Mann.


  1. He is not going to have a good time in prison. These spoiled little rich boys deserve every ounce of pain that’s headed their way.

  2. Went to high school with them…guess mommy and daddy cant help them with this one. Beyond sick guys..hope they are in prison for a really long time.

  3. No means No.
    Yes from under 18 means NO.
    NO response from being drugged, drunk, or passed out means NO.