BARRON COUNTY — Criminal charges including repeated sexual assault of a child, intimidation of a victim, and exposing genitals have been filed against a 65-year-old Rice Lake, WI man.
A criminal complaint has been filed in Barron County, WI against Raymond R. Clark, age 65, of Rice Lake, WI charging him with:
- Class B Felony 1st Degree Child Sexual Assault - Sexual Contact or Sexual Intercourse With a Child Under Age 13
- Two counts of Class C Felony Repeated Sexual Assault of Child
- Two counts of Class G Felony Intimidation of a Victim
- Two counts of Class I Felony Exposing Genitals or Pubic Area to a child
- One count of Class I Felony Exposing Genitals to a child
The charges filed against Clark allege that for a period of years from January 1, 2013, to December 15, 2017, Clark repeatedly sexually assaulted two female children who would have been ages 5 and 9 when the assaults began.
In addition, the criminal complaint alleges that Clark committed sexual assault of a female child, age 11, as recently as September 13, 2019.
Clark also allegedly threatened the female children with physical harm if they told anyone about any of the assaults.
The 6-page criminal complaint details numerous sexual assaults recounted by the children during a forensic interview. The details of the statements made by the children are too graphic to include in this story but state that the assaults ranged from sexual touching to intercourse.
Clark also gave the children money after he sexually assaulted them, according to the criminal complaint, telling one of the children that she ‘helped him with his sexual thoughts’.
When law enforcement interviewed Clark, he stated that it “would not surprise him” if one of the female children had made accusations that he had been doing sexual things to the child.
If convicted of all charges as filed, Clark faces a potential maximum sentence of over 170 years confinement in state prison.
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A hearing was held on September 23, 2019, in Barron County Circuit Court regarding Clark’s criminal charges. The Court placed Clark on a $10,000 cash bail bond with conditions prohibiting him from having any contact with any juvenile females.
Pursuant to the direction of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3.6, Trial Publicly, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.