A jury found a former Whitewater man guilty on one count of sexually assaulting his daughter.

The man, 30, formerly of Lake Mills and now of Watertown, was charged in January 2016 with sexually assaulting his daughter when she was 7 to 8 years old. He is not being named here to protect his daughter’s identity.

He was charged with two counts of first-degree sexual assault – contact with a child younger than 13 years old. Each count carries a maximum sentence of 60 years in prison.

A jury found him guilty June 4 of one of those counts but not guilty of the other and not guilty of exposing his genitals to a child. He is scheduled to be sentenced on July 31.

According to the criminal complaint, the man sexually assaulted the girl between Jan. 1, 2014, and April 1, 2014, when she was 7 or 8 years old.

Police spoke to a 16-year-old girl who said that in July 2014, when the girl was 8 years old, the girl told the teenager that her dad sexually assaulted her in the bathroom and bedroom at her “Opa’s” house.

The girl’s mother confirmed “Opa’s house” is the girl’s grandmother’s home in the Town of Whitewater. Which is where the girl’s father baby-sat from January 2014 until the man went to prison as a result of a parole violation in February or March 2014, according to the complaint.

The girl told the teenager her father kept touching her indecently and showed his privates to her, according to the complaint.

A forensic interview was conducted with the girl in September 2014 when she was still 8 years old. She told the interviewer her father came into the bathroom after she showered and sexually assaulted her, according to the complaint. She described another incident when she was 6 or 8 years old when her father came into her bed and sexually assaulted her, according to the complaint.

 

 
 

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