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Winona grand jury files charges against sexual assault suspect

Brad Williams



A 30-year-old man has been officially charged with sexual assault and burglary after a home invasion last year in St. Charles. 

A grand jury in Winona County filed the charges against Zane Pederson, who is scheduled for a court appearance Wednesday.

The Spicer, Minn., native saw his bail increase to $2 million. 

Pederson was arrested last month on charges that he attacked a woman after entering her house in St. Charles back in November. 

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.

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