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Ellsworth man charged with repeated child sex assault

David A. Ehman

A rural Ellsworth man has been charged with felony repeated sexual assault of a child.

David A. Ehman, 45, is accused of repeated sexual assaults involving a juvenile girl between Sept. 1, 2013 and Dec. 31, 2013 at a town of Trimbelle home.

If convicted, Ehman faces up to 60 years in prison.

According to the complaint:

Police received a report from Pierce County Human Services on Dec. 20, 2017, regarding alleged sexual contact between a 15-year-old female and Ehman. A Pierce County investigator and Pierce County child protective services worker met with the girl, who said the alleged sexual contact occurred multiple times. The girl said she decided to tell her story after another, separate incident at an area business prompted her to do so. She said she also worried about being blamed for any trouble caused by talking to police.

Four adults were interviewed over the course of the investigation. Ehman, who denied any wrongdoing, allegedly admitted to allowing the girl to sit in the middle seat of his truck and laying down and watching television with her.

His next court appearance is at 11:30 a.m. June 19 in Pierce County Circuit Court.

Sarah Nigbor

Sarah J. Nigbor serves as a regional editor for RiverTown Multimedia, a position she began in April 2017. She joined RiverTown Multimedia in October 2013 as a news reporter for the New Richmond News, before being appointed editor of the Pierce County Herald in February 2015. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Spanish and French in 2001. She completed a minor in journalism in 2004. 

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