Eau Claire Business Owner Appears in Court

At a hearing Tuesday in Eau Claire County Circuit Court, 54-year-old Ora Little stood mute as not guilty pleas were entered for him.

Little is accused of repeatedly assaulting a 14-year-old girl over the course of last year at his business, Willie's Auto Repair on Birch Street in Eau Claire.

He's charged with two counts of sexual assault. Each count carries a maximum penalty of a $100,000 fine or forty years in prison.

A jury trial has not been scheduled yet.