A Wheeler man pleaded not guilty to second-degree sexual assault of a child in Dunn County Circuit Court June 22.
Norman W. Richardson, 40, allegedly fondled a 6-year-old girl that his daughter was baby sitting in his home on Feb. 13.
According to the criminal complaint, the victim woke up and found herself in the defendant’s bed, unclothed from the waist down, being touched inappropriately by the defendant.
After trying unsuccessfully to push him away, she allegedly got away from Richardson on the pretext of having to go to the bathroom. The girl reportedly found Richardson’s daughter and told her what happened.
Richardson was on probation for misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct at the time of the alleged assault. According to the criminal complaint, Richardson’s terms of probation include no drinking or drugs. He admitted to having “three of four beers” by the time his daughter began baby sitting.
Richardson is currently being held at the Dunn County Jail. His next court appearance is scheduled for Aug. 18.