Eau Claire man charged with child sex assault

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- An Eau Claire man is accused of sexually assaulting two children during separate incidents around 15 years ago.

Benjamin Heath, 44 is charged with three counts of sexual assault of a child under the age of 13 and 16. According to the criminal complaint filed Thursday, two victims came forward to investigators about the separate sexual assault incidents around 15 years ago.

Court records indicate that when Heath was arrested, he told officers something similar to “I didn’t know I could be charged on accusations.”

A $10,000 signature bond was set by an Eau Claire County Judge on Thursday morning. Heath is due back in court at the beginning of March.