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UPDATE: Suring man identified, 2 and a half years of alleged child sexual assault

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MONDAY 3/8/2021 12:40 p.m.

OCONTO FALLS, Wis. (WFRV) – The Suring man that was originally charged with alleged sexual assault of a child and strangulation has been identified.

39-year-old Jonathan Hanson was arrested on March 3 for two charges, but according to a criminal complaint, now has three charges including:

  • Repeated sexual assault of a child
  • Strangulation and suffocation
  • Physical abuse of a child – intentionally cause bodily harm by conduct which creates a high probability of great bodily harm

With those three charges Hanson could face 78 and a half years in prison.

The criminal complaint says the victim spoke with Oconto County Sheriffs on March 3. The victim told authorities the assaults happened when she was about 12 and a half years old and continued until she was about 15 years old.

The victim described multiple scenarios where Hanson would forcefully engage in sexual activity with her. She also said Hanson got in the way of her friendships.

She also mentioned that Hanson divorced his wife so he could be with her.

After speaking with the victim Oconto County Sheriff Deputies went to locate Hanson and were able to peacefully bring him into the Suring Police Department to talk.

According to the criminal complaint, Hanson confessed that he had sexual relations with the victim numerous times and confessed that it happened every other day.

Authorities also said that Hanson made numerous confessions of having sexual contact with the victim.

The investigation is ongoing, and Local 5 will update this story as more information becomes available.

ORIGINAL: Suring man charged with alleged sexual assault of a child, strangulation

THURSDAY 3/4/2021 8:39 a.m.

OCONTO FALLS, Wis. (WFRV) – The Oconto County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged a 39-year-old man from Suring after a reported incident in Oconto Falls.

According to authorities, on Feb. 20 around 9:50 p.m. Oconto County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a sexual assault of a child incident in Oconto Falls.

On Mar. 3, the Oconto County Sheriff’s Office arrested the 39-year-old man from Suring and charged him with the following:

  • Sexual Assault of a Child
  • Strangulation

The man was booked into the Oconto County Jail, according to officials.

The incident is still under investigation, and no further information is available.

Local 5 will update this story as more information becomes available.

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