A Mauston man has been charged with child neglect. According to the criminal complaint, on March 8th, 2013 a Mauston police officer responded to a motel on the City’s east side for a welfare check of a young child. A motel employee located the child in the hallway crying hysterically. The child was soaked from the waist down and had a wet diaper. The child’s father, 35-year old Dan Lutz was located in his room on a different floor. A surveillance video revealed the young girl had fallen into the hot tub chest deep. Investigation revealed Lutz had been drinking alcohol, a violation of his visitation rights. Lutz was arrested and transported to the Juneau County Jail. A Preliminary Breath Test at the jail showed .20%.
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