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Police criticize court, after teenage sexual assault suspect released from La Crosse jail



Ronald Crosby Jr. (left) stands with attorney Vincent Rust before La Crosse Judge Gloria Doyle on Monday

A La Crosse judge has released a teenage sexual assault suspect on a $2000 signature bond, after his second arrest of the weekend.

La Crosse’s assistant police chief responded to the release of 18-year-old Ronald Crosby Jr. with a statement saying ‘the system of bond in this county and state is broken.’

Crosby faces a possible charge of 2nd degree sexual assault of a child, after allegedly having contact with a 15-year-old girl at a La Crosse house.

Crosby was arrested, and after Judge Gloria Doyle approved his release from jail on Sunday, police say the suspect went back to the same address and made threats to people there.

The teen was arrested a second time, and was released Monday on signature bond after the prosecution recommended a $10,000 cash bond.

Judge Doyle agreed with Crosby’s attorney that the teen should be sent to live with an uncle in Madison while the case is in court.

Doyle also ordered Crosby to have no contact with the victim and other individuals.

Following the court hearing, La Crosse assistant police chief Rob Abraham issued a statement criticizing the judge for releasing Crosby, who was charged in 2017 with taking part in a gang rape at a residential garage in La Crosse.

The statement reads:

“The La Crosse Police Department is fully aware of the purpose of bond. Ronald Crosby through his previous actions has shown the court that he is not trustworthy and will not follow the conditions of probation, justice sanctions or bonds. Ronald Crosby is a convicted heroin dealer, has a conviction for 4th degree sex assault and is currently on bond for robbery. Crosby was arrested Saturday on allegations of 2nd Degree Sexual Assault of a Child.
Judge Doyle, without hearing an argument from the State at an initial appearance, released him on a signature bond Sunday afternoon. Hours later Crosby was arrested again at the same location of the alleged sexual assault for having contact with the victim and allegedly committing another crime.
Today (Monday), Judge Doyle once again released him on another signature bond after the State argued for a $10,000 cash bond. How anyone can look a victim or citizen in the eye and justify this is simply unbelievable. The system of bond in this county and state is broken. I am sorry for the victims of this community and that we can’t do more to protect you.”

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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  1. Thomas Marlowe

    June 25, 2019 at 7:45 am

    Gloria Doyle needa to be ripped from the bench. She doesnt have the judgement to be a judge.

  2. Badger

    June 25, 2019 at 7:48 am

    That is our CRAPPY JUSTICE system in LaCrosse we have the worst judges.

    Can you say Losers?

  3. Pissed off

    June 25, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    Not only is he a sex offender he ha a attempt to deliver Herion. Why do not want him to life in Madison wi with his uncle we want him to live in the jail house What kind of judge would let a sexual offender meaning more than once go on a signature bond on Saturday night then he gets picked up and released on Sunday for two sexual salts. Obviously it is a judge that has no daughters

  4. Rebecca Schweger

    June 26, 2019 at 11:39 am

    Why is she a judge? She is what’s wrong with justice system.That poor child was victimized not once but twice by the same individual. This is something that should never have been allowed. And now this scumbag is out free again to what commit another crime….and then what will Judge Doyle give this scumbag another sig bond? Or will she wait until he commits 1st degree sexual assault or even worse kill someone.

  5. Mike Abraham

    June 27, 2019 at 8:30 am

    After this fiasco, one can only believe that G. Doyle, Under the guise of pretending to be a judge, released this criminal on another signature bond, as a slap in the face to assistant chief Rob Abraham, the police department and our entire community. I say let’s start a recall action for her removal from the bench. Yes, this is Mike Abraham and she’s Damn lucky I’m not in the department anymore or I would have really went after her idiotic actions!!😡

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