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Monroe man takes deal in sex assault
MONROE - A Monroe man on Tuesday accepted an amended charge of third-degree sexual assault of a child after initially facing four felony charges related to the sexual assault of a teenage girl last May. Turner J. Beernink, 20, was charged with four felonies in June: second-degree sexual assault of a child, enticing a child into sexual contact and two counts of exposing genitalia to a child. He agreed to the deal with the Green County District Attorney Office for a lesser sentence: The counts of enticement and exposure of genitalia were dismissed, and Beernink instead was found guilty due to a no-contest plea on one count of third-degree sexual assault.