UPDATE: Mon 3:01 PM, Jan. 27, 2014
A former Langlade County Deputy has pleaded guilty to 2nd degree sexual assault of a child.
Michael Brayton, 26, reached a plea deal Monday following allegations that he had inappropriate relationships with underage girls in 2012.
Sixteen charges of exposing genitals to a child were dismissed because the charge did not factually represent the crime. The alleged victim said she received 10-15 nude photos of Brayton via text message.
Three counts of 2nd degree sexual assault of a child, and two counts of child enticement were dismissed but read in; meaning they'll be considered during sentencing.
A sentencing date has been set for April 11.
ORIGINAL STORY: Wed 3:24 PM, Jan. 8, 2014
A former Langlade County Deputy accused of having an inappropriate relationship with teenage girls is expected to enter a plea Monday in Marathon County. The alleged crimes took place from Jan. to July 2012.
The criminal complaint states Michael Brayton, 26, had sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl. She also told investigators she received 10-15 nude photos of Brayton.
He's facing 22 charges including, four counts of 2nd degree sexual assault of a child, two counts of child enticement, and 16 counts of exposing his genitals to a child after investigators say he carried on an inappropriate relationship with four high school students.
It was found none of the alleged crimes took place while Brayton was on duty.
In a news release, the Langlade County Sheriff says Brayton was deputy with department from July 2008 to June 11, 2012. According to the criminal complaint, Brayton resigned.
Marathon County will be prosecuting the case to avoid a conflict of interest.
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