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New Richmond man charged in child sex assault

Felony charges have been filed against a New Richmond man for sexual assault of children a decade ago.

Harold W. Larson, 66, 1412 Meadowlark Lane, New Richmond, faces three counts of sex assault of a child under 13 years old. An initial hearing is set for June 14.

The criminal complaint alleged between Jan. 1, 2001, and Dec. 31, 2002, Johnson sexually assaulted three young girls on separate occasions while they were in day care at his residence.

Johnson told investigators that the three girls had been provided day care at his residence but denied having any sexual activity or touching any of the girls, according to the criminal complaint.