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La Crosse man convicted of child sexual assault in NW Wisconsin



A La Crosse man has been convicted of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old child. 

Joseph Marks was found guilty by a jury in Barron County on two counts–child sexual assault, and exposing genitals to a child. 

Marks formerly lived in Cumberland, and the charges were filed in April of last year. 

The 33-year-old Marks has a previous conviction in La Crosse County in 2008 for sexually assaulting a child, and was given probation in that case. 

He’ll be sentenced for the Barron County case in December, and faces a possible 63 years in prison. 

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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