A man from Mauston was charged with first-degree sexual assault of a child after being arrested July 24.

Alex Nava Rodriguez, 38, faces one count of first-degree child sexual assault-sexual contact with a child under age 13. Rodriguez also faces one count of misdemeanor bail jumping. If he’s convicted, Rodriguez could face a possible 60-year prison sentence for the alleged sexual assault and a $10,000 fine, or nine months in prison, or both, for the bail jumping charge.

According to a criminal complaint:

An officer from the Mauston Police Department responded to Mile Bluff Medical Center July 24 for a child sexual assault complaint.

The officer talked to the alleged victim and her mother in the emergency room. She told police she was sleeping and was awakened with Rodriguez allegedly lying on top of her. She said Rodriguez had partially undressed and was trying to force himself on her. The alleged victim told police Rodriguez would not initially let her up.

The girl was able to get up, ran to the bathroom and sent a text to her grandmother who contacted the victim’s mother. The mother was at work at the time of the incident. She told police Rodriguez was drinking the night before. She said he has been known to consume alcohol in the past but had done “nothing like this.”

When interviewed by police, Rodriguez reportedly called the alleged victim a liar and said she lied in the past. He confirmed the family was at his residence and he had been drinking, but hadn’t had a drink in a couple weeks. Rodriguez adamantly denied touching the girl with his genitals.

Mauston PD arrested Rodriguez after the interview and took him to the Juneau County Jail. Due to stipulations from a bond signed April 4, 2016, Rodriguez shall maintain absolute sobriety at all times and shall have no contact with the alleged victim’s mother.

Rodriguez is scheduled to have a motion hearing Aug. 23 at 9:45 a.m. at the Juneau County Justice Center. A cash bond has been set at $5,000 but Rodriguez has yet to post bond.

Contact Kevin Damask at 608-963-7323 or on Twitter @kdamask

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