Manitowoc court charges man with repeatedly sexually assaulting child
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MANITOWOC – A Manitowoc man appeared in court on Monday for repeatedly sexually assaulting a 5-year-old child.
Robert M. Lindahl, 38, was arrested on June 18 after police questioned the child and his family members.
According to the criminal complaint, Lindahl is suspected of sexually assaulting the child on at least three different occasions over a period of one and a half to two weeks.
The child told his father and aunt that Lindahl touched them inappropriately, according to the complaint, and they also said Lindahl showed them a video on his phone of “other private parts.”
Lindahl was arrested without incident when police found him at an auto parts store on Calumet Avenue the same day, according to the complaint.
When police searched Lindahl, police found his phone, a USB drive, three bags containing pills used for erectile dysfunction, a folding knife and a charred glass smoking device.
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Lindahl was charged with three counts of first degree sexual assault of a child, two counts of exposing genitals, felony exposing a child to harmful material, misdemeanor carrying a concealed weapon, misdemeanor possession of illegally obtained prescription and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
First-degree sexual assault of a child is a Class B felony, punishable by up to 60 years in state prison on each count.
Lindahl is being held in the Manitowoc County Jail on $30,000 cash bond and $1,500 bond.
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