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Mineral Point man charged in sexual assault of teen
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DARLINGTON - A Mineral Point man was charged last week with sexually assaulting a teenage boy in the Town of New Diggings.

Charles W. Edge, 63, faces a Class D felony charge of child enticement, a Class G felony charge of third-degree sexual assault and a Class I felony charge of exposing a child's genitals. He also faces misdemeanor charges of fourth-degree sexual assault and having sex with a minor.

The charges stem from a series of incidents in December 2015.

According to the victim's statement, Edge had attempted to touch the victim's genitals multiple times in the month before the assault. The victim had been able to deter contact on those occasions.

Then, between Dec. 18 and 20, the victim claimed Edge had reached into the victim's pants to touch the victim's genitals.

Later, on Dec. 26, Edge allegedly removed the victim's pants against his will. After doing so, Edge attempted to administer oral sex, despite the victim's repeated objections.

Edge claimed he never touched the victim inappropriately or attempted any sexual contact with the victim. He also claimed the victim was worried about sexual advances from others.

Edge will appear in court July 12 for an initial appearance. He faces a maximum possible sentence of 21 years and six months in prison.