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Wheeler man bound over for trial in alleged assault of 12-year-old

By LeAnn R. Ralph

MENOMONIE — A Dunn County judge has found probable cause in the case of a 23-year-old Wheeler man accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl.

Judge Phillip P. Todryk bound over for trial Mykle J. McMahon following a preliminary hearing in Dunn County Circuit Court April 24.

McMahon is charged with one felony count of the first-degree sexual assault of a child under the age of 13 and one felony count of bail jumping.

A $10,000 cash bail was set for McMahon on April 14.

McMahon’s attorney, Peter Morin, asked the court to reduce the bail to $1,000 at the April 24 hearing, with $500 being paid now and $500 within 48 hours.

Judge Todryk denied the request.

According to the complaint, the 12-year-old girl reported to a representative of the Dunn County Department of Human Services that she had been raped on Sunday, April 6, at around 7 a.m.

The girl said the rape had occurred at the home of her mother and her mother’s boyfriend and said that the man who raped her is called “Big Mike” and that his name is Mykle McMahon.

According to court records, McMahon is six feet four inches tall and weighs 300 pounds.

The girl said Big Mike had come into her bedroom and raped her.

When asked if she had screamed or said anything, the girl said she had not and that she was afraid. The girl said she had not given McMahon permission to have sexual contact with her.

According to the complaint, Dunn County Investigator Dennis Rhead spoke to the defendant on April 12, and McMahon said the girl had consented to sexual contact.

Court records reveal that McMahon was charged in September of last year with one felony count each of strangulation and suffocation, child abuse and intentionally causing harm, second-degree recklessly endangering safety, and one misdemeanor count of resisting an officer.

A cash bond of $150 was set in that case last August.

The bail jumping charge in the most recent case originates with conditions of the previous case that McMahon refrain from further criminal conduct.

According to online court records, Judge Todryk approved a competency evaluation for McMahon in relation to the 2013 case.

McMahon was arraigned on the most recent charges April 25 and requested a speedy trial.

Judge Todryk scheduled a competency hearing for McMahon on April 29.

First-degree sexual assault of a child under the age of 13 is a Class B felony that carries a penalty of up to 60 years in prison.

The bail jumping charge is a Class H felony that carries a penalty of up to six years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

McMahon remains in custody on a $10,000 cash bond.