Cumberland Man Charged With Sexual Assault of Child Under 16

Thursday, August 16, 2018 | DrydenWire |


A Cumberland, WI man is facing charges of Sexual Assault of a Child Under 16 Years of Age and Exposing a Child to Harmful Materials in Barron County Circuit Court.

A criminal complaint was filed against Kurtes Dawson, of Cumberland, WI, on August 14, 2018 charging him with Class C Felony Sexual Assault of a Child Under 16 Years of Age and Class I Felony Exposing a Child to Harmful Materials.

The criminal complaint states that on May 25, 2018, the Cumberland Police Department received a report that Dawson had been sending sexually inappropriate text messages including photos to an underage female, aged 15.

Investigating officers conducted an interview with the underage female’s mother who said that she had knowledge that Dawson had sexual intercourse with the underage female.

Officers then conducted interviews with the underage female, who stated that between April and May 2018, Dawson had sexual intercourse with her multiple times. She went on to tell officers that Dawson knew she was in high school because she told him she was going to be 16.

When officers showed the underage female a sexually inappropriate photo reported to have been sent to her by Dawson, she confirmed that she had received it from him.

Interviews were conducted with Dawson, who allegedly stated that he knew the female was 15 years old, and that he had sex with her two times. According to the criminal complaint, Dawson later stated that he may have had intercourse with her four times. Dawson also confirmed that he had sent the sexually inappropriate picture to the underage female.

Dawson is scheduled to make an initial appearance on his charges in Barron County Circuit Court on August 29, 2018. At the time of this post no information is listed as to any bail bond conditions for Dawson.

Online circuit court records show that in December 2016, Dawson plead No Contest to charges of Class C Felony 2nd Degree Sexual Assault of Child and Misdemeanor 4th Degree Sexual Assault in a Polk County Circuit Court case, and was placed on a Deferred Judgment Agreement at that time.

According to online circuit court records, Dawson is also on a Deferred Agreement in a St. Croix County Circuit Court case that was filed against him in June of 2016 charging him with Class H Felony Bail Jumping and Misdemeanor Domestic Disorderly Conduct.

Details of these other cases filed against Dawson are not known to DrydenWire.com at this time.

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.


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