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River Falls man pleads guilty to sexual assault of child

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RIVER FALLS --- Brian Popek, 30, 609 E. Spring St., River Falls, pled guilty in Pierce County Circuit Court Wednesday to one count of second degree sexual assault of a child under age 16.

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According to the criminal complaint, the act occurred last June in the City of River Falls. Witnesses testified that, a month prior, they began seeing underage girls coming to Popek's address with the belief Popek would buy them alcohol and cigarettes.

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Jason Schulte
Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts with his wife and two daughters. 
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