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A Necedah man faces criminal charges after police say he sexually assaulted two children.

Michael Mayer, 42, is charged with 1st degree child sexual assault, two counts of incest and sexual assault of a child under 16 years of age. He faces up to 60 years imprisonment for the first charge, 40 years imprisonment for each incest charge and 40 years imprisonment for the sexual assault charge.

According to the criminal complaint:

A Juneau County Detective interviewed the victim of a sexual assault Aug. 7. The victim stated Mayer assaulted her when she “would have been ten years old.”

The victim reported the incident took place at a bonfire in 2014 in the Town of Necedah. She was sitting with another juvenile female inside the residence when Mayer entered the room, placed a blanket over her and touched her inappropriately.

The other juvenile reported Mayer touched her inappropriately on the same night. An adult male was informed what took place shortly afterward and made Mayer leave the residence. The victim stated “other family members eventually became aware of what had occurred, and Mayer was no longer allowed at the residence.”

Mayer was interviewed by law enforcement Aug. 8. He denied not being allowed at the residence. When informed of the allegations shared by the victims, Mayer stated he “did a lot of things when he drank and did not remember.”

The detective asked Mayer if he was ever confronted about the allegations. Mayer requested an attorney and the interview was terminated.

An adult female close to the victims was also interviewed by law enforcement. She stated she did not talk to Mayer for some time after learning about the allegations but did eventually confront him.

Upon reviewing the date of the offense, law enforcement determined the two victims would have been aged 11 and 15 at the time.

Mayer is not currently in the Juneau County Jail. His initial appearance in court is scheduled for Sept. 12 at the Juneau County Justice Center.

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