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Sexual assault arrest in Horicon

HORICON A 47-year old local man was arrested and accused of sexual assault and putting a childs safety at risk when he attempted to coerce a woman to have sex, according to police. Bruce E. Smith of 1182 Valentine Pond Rd. was arrested Oct. 7 at his residence and charged with a felony of first-degree Criminal Sexual Act and a misdemeanor of Endangering the Welfare of a Child. Police say Smith forcibly compelled a 19-year-old female acquaintance to perform sexual acts, and had held the womans infant child and threatened bodily harm to the child if the teenager did not comply with his demands. Smith was located at his residence during the early on Oct. 7 and was taken into custody without incident. Smith was arraigned in a local criminal court and was sent to the Warren County jail for lack of $ 10,000 cash bail. He is scheduled to re-appear in court at a later date. Sheriffs Patrol Officer Michael Anuszewski and Investigator Mo Aldrich investigated the case.

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