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Sexual assault charge filed against 20-year-old man in La Crosse, who sent many messages to underage girl



A 20-year-old La Crosse man faces almost a dozen criminal charges, including sexual assault of a child, and child enticement.

A criminal complaint charges Dayton Allen with assaulting a girl under 18, who he had been calling and messaging repeatedly.

The assault allegedly happened last week at Grandad Bluff Park.

Investigators said the incident followed weeks of Allen sending messages to the girl by computer.

A $10,000 cash bond was set for Allen.

La Crosse County Judge Ramona Gonzalez ordered him to have no contact with anyone under 18 and to not use the internet or social media.

Allen will be back in court next week.

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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