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By LeAnn R. Ralph
MENOMONIE — A 37-year-old Boyceville man charged with four felony counts related to the sexual assault of a child has pleaded “not guilty” in Dunn County Circuit Court.
Patrick M. Korwicki, along with his attorney, Francis Rivard, appeared in Dunn County Circuit Court before Judge Rod Smeltzer September 19 for a preliminary hearing.
Korwicki waived his right to a preliminary hearing, and Judge Smeltzer found probable cause, bound Korwicki over for trial and accepted Korwicki’s plea of “not guilty.”
Korwicki is charged with two felony counts of the repeated sexual assault of a child with at least three violations of first or second degree sexual assault, two felony counts of using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime, three misdemeanor counts of possessing drug paraphernalia, and one misdemeanor count of bail jumping.
At the time of Korwicki’s initial appearance September 11, he had not yet been charged with the two felony counts of using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime.
Rivard asked the court to reduce the $10,000 cash bail Judge Smeltzer had set September 9.
Dunn County Assistant District Attorney Renee Taber objected to a reduction in bail, but Judge Smeltzer amended the bail amount and reduced it to $5,000 cash.
As a condition of bail, Judge Smeltzer has ordered Korwicki to have no contact with girls under the age of 18.
According to the criminal complaint, the alleged victim told a Child Protective Services social worker from Dunn County Human Services that Korwicki had sexually assaulted her about a dozen times and that she particularly remembered one incident because it had occurred the day before her 15th birthday.
The alleged victim also described one of the assaults as violent “because it hurt” and said other sexual assaults “were the same drunk ones,” according to the complaint.
Korwicki denied having any sexual contact with the alleged victim when he spoke to Boyceville Police Chief Greg Lamkin.
Korwicki is scheduled for another appearance in Dunn County Circuit Court November 1.