fbpx
Connect with us

Local

MAN CHARGED WITH SEX ABUSE OF CHILD

Published

on

A 30-YEAR-OLD MAN FROM FRENCH ISLAND FACES SERIOUS SEX-RELATED CHARGES, INVOLVING A YOUNG CHILD.

RAYMOND SMITH JUNIOR HAS BEEN JAILED FOR FIRST-DEGREE SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A GIRL UNDER 12, AND FOR CAUSING BODILY HARM. INVESTIGATORS SAY SMITH CAUSED INJURY TO THE GIRL’S PRIVATE PARTS WITH A PAIR OF PLIERS. THE CHARGES DATE BACK TO LAST SUMMER, WHEN THE CHILD WAS FIVE YEARS OLD. DEFENSE ATTORNEY SEAN O’NEILL ARGUED THAT SMITH SHOULD NOT BE KEPT IN JAIL, BECAUSE HE HAS NOT FLED, AND HE CAN’T EARN A LIVING IF HE’S IN JAIL.  JUDGE RAMONA GONZALEZ SET SMITH’S BOND AT 10-THOUSAND DOLLARS CASH. IF HE’S RELEASED FROM JAIL, SMITH CANNOT HAVE CONTACT WITH ANY MINORS.

 

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.