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Ellsworth man charged with incest

An Ellsworth man was charged last Monday with three counts of sexual assault of a child and two counts of incest. 

The next court appearance for Charles Kenneth Dallman, 42, W7377 Hwy. 10, was a 10:30 a.m. preliminary hearing scheduled for Tuesday of this week. He is currently in jail on a $10,000 bond.

The criminal complaint alleges:

In late November, the Pierce County Human Services Department was notified of a possible assault involving Dallman and the 14-year-old victim.

The victim told a sheriff’s investigator and the human services office, since August, she showed her nude body to Dallman approximately 30 times. And, during some of those times, she alleged Dallman touched her female body parts.

She expanded the allegations by saying she was forced to perform fellatio on Dallman or he would be mean to her. If she was in trouble or was grounded, she said the punishment would be lifted by that performance. She also said Dallman knew what he was doing was wrong, and pressured her not to tell law enforcement anything once they found out for fear of going to jail.

In a related interview, a witness described Dallman as very controlling, didn’t work, and suffers from depression and craving sexual contact.

Dallman was later interviewed and admitted he talked to the victim about sex. He told investigators their relationship was “very close.” As an investigator confronted him about the accusations, Dallman denied them and gave various explanations on why she said them. Finally, Dallman said law enforcement would believe the victim before him. After that, he was placed under arrest.

This is Dallman’s first felony charge, according to Wisconsin online court records. All five charges are Class C felonies meaning, if found guilty, Dallman is looking at a maximum penalty of 40 years prison and/or $100,000 fine.

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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