WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) - A former Langlade County deputy sheriff has been convicted of sexually assaulting a child.
In a plea deal with prosecutors in Marathon County, 26-year-old Michael Brayton, of Gleason, pleaded guilty to second-degree sexual assault of a child in court Monday. Twenty-one other counts, including child enticement, were dismissed. Some will be considered during sentencing.
Assistant District Attorney Theresa Wetzsteon tells WAOW-TV says the exposure charges involve three other girls and were dismissed because of a recent state appeals court ruling which said sending photos of genitals in text message is not exposure under the law.
The maximum punishment for second-degree sexual assault of a child is 40 years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled April 11.
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