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Baraboo man sentenced in child sex assault case

February 23, 2018 GMT

A Baraboo man was sentenced to 12 years prison Wednesday after he pleaded no contest to repeated sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl.

The girl told authorities that she awoke from a nap in April 2016 to find 36-year-old Michael S. Huebsch touching her inappropriately.

She told investigators that he proceeded to assault her on multiple occasions between April and August, and that she “did say no at some point to Huebsch but did not recall him ever saying anything back.”

The girl alleged Huebsch sent her inappropriate messages, caused scenes at her workplace and harassed her boyfriend and his family after she broke off contact. One witness told authorities Huebsch said if the situation wasn’t resolved, he could see things “getting to the level of Columbine.”

In an interview with an officer, Huebsch allegedly denied that he had a sexual relationship with the girl, but admitted that they had accidentally kissed one time.

Huebsch pleaded no contest to one county of felony second-degree sexual assault of a child. Four other counts of the same charge were dismissed.

After his 12-year-prison stay, Huebsch must spend an additional seven years under community supervision, and will be barred from having contact with females under the age of 18. He must register as a sex offender and undergo treatment.