Ahlman pleads in sex assault case
A former town of Kinnickinnic man charged with felony possession of child pornography and child sexual assault pleaded innocent to five felony counts at an arraignment hearing Thursday.
Craig F. Ahlman, 41, who listed a current address in Minnetonka, Minn., was scheduled to return to St. Croix County Circuit Court Sept. 2 for a pre-trial conference before Judge Edward F. Vlack.
Ahlman is charged with two counts of sexual assault of a person under 13 and three counts of possession of child pornography.
The criminal complaint alleged Ahlman inappropriately touched a 12-year-old girl on two occasions during Thanksgiving and Christmas when she was staying at his residence.
Sheriff's deputies conducted a search warrant on Ahlman's home office computer at 525 90th St. on Jan. 21 and turned up child pornography.
Ahlman and his wife, Christine, operate a wedding photography business out of their residence. Christine told investigators she and her husband have separate offices in their home.