Nathan Sharp, 28, gives family business a bad name. The son of the owner of Superior Crane Corp., a construction equipment company in Waukesha, Wisconsin, Sharp is accusing of “humping” employees and regularly exposing himself, including laying his genitals on the shoulders of employees. When an employee objected, Sharp allegedly responded “Don’t you know who the [expletive] I am? I’ll just go talk to my dad.” I expect that conversation has now occurred because Sharp is now a criminal defendant in a case of fourth-degree assault.
Under Wisconsin law, the first two degree charges involve sexual contact. Third degree involves such acts as ejaculating or urinating or defecating on someone. That can lead to up to a 10 year sentence. Fourth degree involves such acts a groping and is a Class A misdemeanor with potential sentences of up to 9 months and/or a $10,000 fine.
The complainants appear to be male employees with one detailed at least 10 such exposures. The most bizarre account is one worker who says Sharp “placed his genitals on the back of [the worker’s] clothed neck and held it there without his consent.” He then invoked his status as son of the owners to quiet any objections.
Sharp is now facing six counts of fourth-degree sexual assault and two counts of lewd behavior.