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A man pleaded not guilty Monday to charges he sexually assaulted a young girl he knows and filmed her during a separate sex act, court records show.

Adam M. Luerssen, 35, of Crawfordsville, Indiana, pleaded not guilty to two counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child under age 12, and one count each of sexual assault by contact with a child under age 13 and sexual exploitation of a child. He also pleaded not guilty to two more related charges.

A teenage girl in May told a forensic interviewer at the Walworth County Child Advocacy Center that Luerssen had forced sex with her multiple times when she was a child, according to the criminal complaint.

In one incident, the girl also said Luerssen told her to go into a room and perform a sex act by herself—an act that Luerssen had videotaped, the complaint states. The girl said he showed her the video and insulted her.

Luerssen is next set to appear for a status conference at 1:15 p.m. March 27.

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