By Jacob Mathias
WOOD COUNTY — A Marshfield man faces up to 40 years imprisonment after an alleged sexual assault of a 17-year-old girl.
David Mills, 19, is charged with second degree sexual assault, a felony with a maximum sentence of up to 40 years imprisonment or a $100,000 fine or both if convicted.
According to court documents, a Marshfield police officer was contacted by a guidance counselor at Marshfield High School on June 4 regarding an allegation of sexual assault.
The officer spoke with a 17-year-old girl who said she was the victim of an assault by Mills the night before at his residence. She said she knew Mills, but they had not spent much time together.
When she went to visit him at his home, Mills reportedly told her another person who lived there did not like company, so they had to stay in his bedroom, where the only place to sit was the bed.
Mills allegedly began touching the girl while she said no repeatedly.
Eventually, the girl’s friend called her, and she told Mills she had to answer or her friend would worry. She left the room to answer the phone and then left the residence.
Mills is currently free on a $5,000 signature bond and is to have no contact with the victim.
He returns to court on Nov. 12 at 10:30 a.m. for his preliminary hearing and arraignment.