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By LeAnn R. Ralph
MENOMONIE — A Dunn County judge has determined that Michelle S. Englin, 40, of Wheeler is competent to proceed in the case filed against her regarding sex crimes involving children.
Judge James Peterson issued his decision at a court hearing June 3 based on a report by Dr. Donna Minter, a clinical psychologist.
Michelle Englin is charged with seven felony counts all together, four counts related to the sexual assault of a child, one felony count of child enticement with sexual contact, one felony count of failing to prevent mental harm to a child and one felony count of neglecting a child.
Judge Peterson set a $50,000 cash bail for Michelle Englin on May 13 and had issued an order for a competency evaluation May 20.
Wayne Englin, 39, is charged with 30 felony counts, including 14 felonies related to the repeated sexual assault of a child, two felony counts of child enticement with sexual contact, two felony counts of causing mental harm to a child, one felony count of failing to protect a child, one felony count of neglecting a child, and 10 felony counts of possessing child pornography.
Judge Peterson set a $200,000 cash bail for Wayne Englin on May 13.
Michelle Englin’s attorney, Francis Rivard, filed a motion for modification of the bail at the June 3 hearing, but Judge Peterson indicated he would consider the motion at a preliminary hearing that was scheduled for June 13.
Wayne Englin waived his right to a preliminary hearing May 24, and Judge Peterson found probable cause and bound Englin over for trial.
Wayne Englin is scheduled for an arraignment hearing in Dunn County Circuit Court July 8.