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By LeAnn R. Ralph
MENOMONIE — A 38-year-old former Boyceville man charged with four felony counts related to the sexual assault of a child has pleaded guilty to one count in Dunn County Circuit Court.
Patrick M. Korwicki, along with his attorney, Francis Rivard, appeared in Dunn County Circuit Court before Judge James Peterson June 5 for a plea hearing.
At the time of the sexual assault, Korwicki lived in Boyceville, but court records now list an address in Downing.
As part of a plea agreement, Korwicki pleaded guilty to the sexual assault of a child, and Judge Peterson dismissed the remaining counts but ordered them read into the record for sentencing.
Korwicki originally was 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.
In a separate case in which Korwicki was charged with misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct and misdemeanor bail jumping, Korwicki pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct, and Judge Peterson dismissed the count of misdemeanor bail jumping.
Judge Peterson ordered a pre-sentence investigation (PSI) and set a due date for the report of August 11.
At the time of the plea hearing June 5, Korwicki remained out of custody on a $5,000 cash bail.
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 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 victim when he spoke to Boyceville Police Chief Greg Lamkin.
A sentencing hearing has not yet been scheduled in Dunn County Circuit Court.