Falls man charged with sexual assault of 6-year-old daughter

by Jeff Pederson
Sheboygan Falls News Editor

William S. Johnson, 33, of Sheboygan Falls was charged with felony first degree child sexual assault-sexual contact with a child under age 13 Wednesday, March 6, for allegedly having sexual contact with his 6-year-old daughter at the family’s residence in the 200 block of Shelly Drive in Sheboygan Falls Monday, March 7.

In addition to the sexual assault charge, Johnson faces 15 other charges, including two counts of felony intimidation of a victimdomestic abuse, misdemeanor intimation of a victim, misdemeanor disorderly conduct, two counts of misdemeanor operating a motor vehicle with a revoked licensesecond offense, misdemeanor obstructing an officer and eight counts of misdemeanor bail jumping.

Johnson was charged with crimes in Sheboygan County Circuit Court on Wednesday, March 16.

The charges stem from an alleged incident with Johnson’s 6-year-old daughter and alleged ensuing altercation with his wife that took place at the family’s residence in the 200 block of Shelly Drive in the city of Sheboygan Falls during the evening on Monday, March 7.

Officers with the Sheboygan Falls Police Department were called to the residence to investigate a possible disturbance.

Upon arrival, officers learned that Johnson had fled the residence following an alleged altercation with his wife in reference to his alleged sexual contact with their 6-year-old daughter earlier that night.

A police report released by the Sheboygan Falls Police Department stated that Johnson’s 6-yearold daughter informed officers that he touched her in the vaginal and buttocks areas that evening.

Following an alleged altercation with his wife, Johnson fled the residence via automobile en route to Milwaukee on Interstate 43.

Johnson was later apprehended by Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Department deputies near the Belgium exit off of Interstate 43.

The Class B felony first degree child sexual assault-sexual contact with a child under age 13 charge carries a prison sentence not to exceed 60 years, if convicted.

The two counts of Class G felony intimidation of a victim-domestic abuse each carry a fine of not more than $25,000, or imprisonment of not more than 10 years, or both, if convicted.

The Class A misdemeanor intimation of a victim-domestic abuse charge carries a fine of not more than $10,000, or imprisonment of not more than nine months, or both if convicted.

The Class B disorderly conduct charge carries a fine of not more than $1,000, or imprisonment of not more than 90 days, or both, if convicted.

The six counts of misdemeanor operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license-second offense each carry a fine of not more than $2,500, or nor more than one year in the Sheboygan County Jail, or both, if convicted.

Johnson was also charged separately with misdemeanor operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license, misdemeanor obstructing an officer and two counts of misdemeanor bail jumping related to a traffic stop on Giddings Avenue in the city of Sheboygan on Feb. 27.

The misdemeanor operating a motor vehicle with a revoked license carries a fine of not more than $2,500, or not more than one year in the Sheboygan County Jail, or both, if convicted.

The Class A misdemeanor obstructing an officer charge carries a fine of not more than $10,000, or imprisonment of not more than nine months, or both, if convicted.

The two counts of Class A misdemeanor bail jumping also carry fines of not more than $10,000, or imprisonment of not more than nine months, or both, if convicted.


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