Court Docs: 12-year-old's Diary Details Sexual Assault, Crandon Man Charged

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

UPDATE: Wed 3:27 PM, April 2, 2014

A Crandon man is expected to enter a plea in July to charges of sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl.

James Branam Jr., 57, is charged with 1st degree sexual assault of a child, child enticement, and repeated sexual assault of the same child.

Court documents say the alleged assault occurred at transitional living facility.

According to the criminal complaint, an investigation began in January after the father of the alleged victim read about the incidents in the girl's diary.

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 remains behind bars on $50,000 cash bond.

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ORIGINAL STORY: Thurs 12:15 PM, Feb. 16, 2014

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 documents 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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