Complaint: Sauk City man confesses to sexually assaulting 2 elderly women in nursing home

He said he hoped they wouldn't say anything
Complaint: Sauk City man confesses to sexually assaulting 2 elderly women in nursing home
Sauk County Sheriff's Office
Galen Malisch

A Sauk City Man said he hoped the two elderly victims he sexually assaulted wouldn’t say anything because of their old age, according to a criminal complaint.

Galen J. Malisch, 69, of Sauk City, is accused of sexually assaulting two elderly women at a Sauk City nursing home, court documents said.

Officials said they responded to Maplewood Nursing Home on May 9 after a 95-year-old victim told her nursing assistant that “men are sure fresh around here.” When the assistant asked the woman what she meant, she said a man came into her room and sexually assaulted her, according to the complaint.

Police asked the victim what happened and she described the assault and said he “touched her improperly” without her consent and didn’t stop when she asked him to, officials said.

According to the criminal complaint, Malisch confessed to the sexual assault and said he hoped the victim wouldn’t say anything because of her advanced age.

Malisch also told police he had sexually assaulted another resident four or five months ago. That victim was not able to communicate due to health conditions, according to the complaint.

Malisch is facing charges for three counts of second-degree sexual assault, fourth-degree sexual assault as a hate crime and two counts of intentionally subjecting an individual to abuse not causing bodily harm. He will be in court again on May 25.