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Repeated sexual assault of a child suspect makes La Crosse court appearance, after similar charge 11 years ago



A cash bond of $25,000 has been set for a 30-year-old La Crosse man in a sexual assault case involving an underage victim.


Cody Tanke is charged with repeated sexual assault of the same child.

Police found Tanke with several guns, in violation of an order not to possess weapons.

Tanke has a previous felony conviction from 11 years ago on the same charge. In that case, he was given probation and a jail sentence.

La Crosse County Circuit Judge Ramona Gonzalez set the cash bond for Tanke on Thursday, and scheduled him to return to court Friday.

A new criminal complaint is expected to be filed then.

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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