A Crandon man is behind bars on a $50,000 cash bond after he's accused of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old at a transitional living facility.
Court document state an investigation began Jan. 23 after the father of the alleged victim read about the incidents in the girl's diary.
James Branam Jr., 57, is charged with 1st degree sexual assault of a child, child enticement, and repeated sexual assault of the same child.
During an interview with police Branam said he was aware the girl had a crush on him, but all the incidents were non-sexual.
Branam will return to court on Feb. 19.
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