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Wisconsin Youth Group Volunteer Charged with Sexual Assault of Minor

A Wisconsin man who volunteered with local churches has been accused of having a sexual relationship with an underage girl.

Jacob D. Mygatt, 37, of Hudson was arrested and charged with two felony counts, sexual assault of a child by a person who works or volunteers with children, and child enticement, the Hudson Star Observer reported.

Mygatt allegedly pursued a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old he had met through his church work with a youth group serving the Village, Christian Reformed and First Reformed churches in Baldwin, according to a complaint filed by the St. Croix County District Attorney’s Office.

The complaint says Mygatt had phone and text conversations with the girl that became progressively more intimate, eventually leading to physical contact.

The contact allegedly occurred between June 2016 and May 2018. The alleged victim reported the relationship to the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office Special Services Division in November 2019.

The complaint says leaders of the three churches were made aware of the inappropriate relationship.

If convicted of both counts, Mygatt faces more than $100,000 in fines and up to 25 years in prison.

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