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Suspect arrested in sexual assault investigation

By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email
By: WEAU 13 News Staff Email
The Vernon County Sheriff

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VIROQUA, Wis. (WEAU) – A Westby man is arrested for sexual assault of a child.

The Vernon County Sheriff's Department says Michael Eales, 23, was taken into custody Thursday. Sheriff John Spears says several agencies helped with the investigation, including the sheriff's office, the Department of Homeland Security, Westby Police, the state Division of Criminal Investigation and the U.S. Postal Inspectors Office.

Prosecutors will review the case and make a charging decision.


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