A 17-year-old Waukesha resident has been charged with stalking a former girlfriend, allegedly holding a knife to her throat and at one point threatening her through a self-penned rap song.
Michael J. Lexa, N24 W22505 Meadowood Lane in Waukesha, was charged on Feb. 12 in Waukesha County Circuit Court with felony stalking and a misdemeanor count of negligent handling of a weapon.
According to the criminal complaint:
The alleged victim, who Waukesha Now is choosing not to name because of privacy concerns, met with officers at the City of Waukesha Police Department on Feb. 10.
She told police she used to be in a relationship with Lexa and he was allegedly physically abusive, hitting and slapping her on numerous occasions.
About three weeks before speaking with police, she said she went to Lexa’s house. He was drinking alcohol and an argument ensued. She alleges that during the argument he took out a knife and held it to her throat. She pushed Lexa’s hands away, she told police, leaving cuts on her right hand. When the alleged victim said she was calling her parents to pick her up, he allegedly said he would stab them, too.
Rebecca Kozak, a teacher at Harvey Philip Alternative Charter School, told police she noticed the woman’s cut wounds in class. She asked her what happened. The woman was hesitant to respond, but told Kozak about the alleged incident.
Kozak told police the victim appeared in fear of Lexa and feared for herself and her family.
Lexa also allegedly contacted the woman through Skype, sending her a video he allegedly made threatening her with various weapons.
“Sorry [deleted], time for you to go,” Lexa allegedly told the woman. He allegedly held up a knife and a stun gun, telling her, “you want to talk to me, good luck.”
He also allegedly wrote a rap song where he threatened to harm her in the lyrics and told the woman's mother he would hack into the family's bank accounts.
Lexa allegedly told police he got into an argument with the woman in January, but did not say whether he had threatened her. He allegedly told police he kept trying to call her and contact her through Facebook.
He allegedly admitted to sending the video to the woman and writing the rap song, but said the song was just a way to “express his feelings” and that they were not real threats.
He allegedly told police he was drunk when he made the video.
If convicted of all charges, Lexa could face more than four years in prison, $20,000 in fines, or both.
His next expected court date is Feb. 20.
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