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Edgerton man jailed, charged with sexual assault of girls

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NEIL W. JOHNSON
February 24, 2012
— An Edgerton man is being held on a $40,000 bond after being accused of the repeated sexual assault of two young girls.

In a hearing Thursday, Donald E. Jenson, 66, of 14 Maple Court was charged with two felony counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child and two counts of child enticement. The criminal complaint alleges that he repeatedly molested a 7-year-old girl and a 5-year-old girl.


Edgerton police arrested Jenson on Tuesday. Jenson faces up to 170 years in prison, Assistant District Attorney Richard J. Sullivan said at the hearing, which Jenson attended from the Rock County Jail via videoconference.


According to the complaint, Jenson fondled the girls repeatedly between June 2011 and January 2012.


One of the girls told a parent of the abuse, and the parents alerted police and social service officials, the complaint says.


The complaint also states that Jenson took a cellphone photograph of one of the girls and that he showed both the girls a video and an image on his cellphone of a boy being molested.


Edgerton police reported arresting Jenson on charges of possessing child pornography, but the complaint included no pornography charges.


The complaint states that Jenson assaulted the girl at least three times, and Sullivan called the assaults a "multiple occurrence situation."


One of the girls said Jenson had fondled her 100 times, according to the complaint.


Jenson admitted to police "kissing" the girls on their chest and genitals, showing them his genitals and telling them how to use a vibrating massager, according to the complaint.


He also admitted that he'd asked the girls to keep the assaults a secret and gave one of them a small amount of money not to tell anyone.



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