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Prescott teen to be sentenced for sexual assault

A Prescott teenager will be sentenced in September to second degree sexual assault after pleading guilty to the charge during a hearing last month.

Zachary James Marek, 18, was originally charged with two counts of first degree sexual assault and intimidating victim by threatening force. He pled to the second degree assault as part of an agreement. The rest of the charges were dismissed, but will be read-in during sentencing.  

In addition, Marek was also charged with three counts of burglary, which were also dismissed, but read-in. The sentencing hearing is set for 8:45 a.m., Monday, Sept. 15.

Sexual assault charges

The criminal complaint alleged in June 2013, the victim, who was from River Falls, got a call from a friend, who stated he had been left in Prescott by his friends and injured his ankle. The friend directed her to Freedom Park and specifically an overlook area. She told police she knew and trusted this friend.

Upon arrival at the Park, she said a male subject came up from behind her and covered her mouth with one hand and showed a knife with the other. The male told her not to scream or talk. The victim said the male put the knife to her neck and guided her to the overlook area, where she was assaulted.

For more please read the July 9 print version of the Herald. 

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. 

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