Former Eau Claire Regional Arts Center director to change plea

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- The former executive director of the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center accused of sexual assault has plans to change his plea.

Ben Richgruber pleaded not guilty to third-degree sexual assault in Eau Claire County Court in August.

Richgruber resigned as director after he was charged with one count of third-degree sexual assault.

According to a letter filed recently in Eau Claire County Court, the state offered Richgruber a settlement, which he plans to accept.

Richgruber will appear in court next Tuesday where he is expected to accept the plea offer.

According to a criminal complaint, two unwanted sexual acts took place inside his office at the Eau Claire Regional Arts Center in June 2016.