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Sun Prairie Girl Scout troop leader accused of child sexual assault

Posted: 3:42 PM, Dec 15, 2018
Updated: 2018-12-15 17:26:13-05

Sun Prairie Police arrested a Girl Scout troop leader Friday on suspicion of sexually assaulting a child according to WISC-TV.

The 49-year-old suspect was taken into custody on charges of repeated acts of child sexual assault of the same child.

The Sun Prairie Police Department said officers have been investigating the troop leader for weeks on acts of child sexual assault from 2010 and 2015.

"Our first and highest priority is the safety and well-being of our Girl Scouts," said Girl Scouts of Wisconsin CEO Marci Henderson. "Our focus is to provide care and assistance to the families impacted. We ask the public to please respect the privacy of our girls and their families during this difficult time so they can focus on healing and moving forward."

The man passed a mandatory background check when he became a volunteer. Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Badgerland Council say the suspect was fired from the position on Friday.

Police say the troop leader was communicating with multiple girls over social media during his time volunteering with the Girl Scouts.

Anyone who has more information on this case can call the Sun Prairie Police Department at 608-837-7336. To remain anonymous call 608-837-6300.