July 1, 2010

Racine police arrest 45-year-old man trying to pass as 17 years old

The Racine Police Department helped arrest a Georgia man wanted for "contact" with a 13-year-old.

The 45-year-old Thomas Hass, of Athens-Clarke County, Ga., allegedly told the young girl he was 17 years old. Police initially met with Hass to tell him to stop seeing the 13-year-old, but the contact continued. 

On June 29th, Racine police, with the assistance of the Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigation, executed a search warrant at 1316 Cleveland Ave. in Racine. Haas was located at the home and taken into custody. Several pieces of evidence were recovered from the home. Haas was arrested for several warrants from Athens-Clarke County Georgia relating to this incident.

The investigation into this incident continues. No charges are expected from the Racine County District Attorney’s Office.