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Child sex assault trial starting, 4 years after the offense

Brad Williams

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A 55-year-old man from Holmen is scheduled for trial on sexual assault charges this week, nearly four years after the charges were filed against him.

The suspect’s name is not being used, because the case reportedly involves incest with a young boy related to him.

The child, who was 7 when the case was filed in December of 2015, claimed that the man touched him on more than one occasion and also talked to him about sex.

The trial, which originally was scheduled for May of 2016, is expected to last two days.

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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