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Charges filed against Pierce County deputy

Allen Wojcik

Prosecutors on Friday charged a Pierce County Sheriff's Office deputy with multiple counts of child sexual assault.

St. Croix County District Attorney Michael Nieskes, serving as special counsel in the case of Allen J. Wojcik, charged the 31-year-old with two counts of second-degree sexual assault of a child and two related counts. All four charges are felonies.

The sheriff's office this week placed Wojcik on paid administrative leave. The allegations did not occur during the course of his work with the department.

A criminal complaint filed in the case states St. Croix County's child protective services department on Tuesday, Sept. 25, alerted investigators in that county about a sexual abuse report involving a Pierce County deputy. The case was handled by St. Croix County to avoid any conflict of interest.

According to the complaint:

An investigator spoke with the victim, who said Wojcik had abused her in either November or December of 2017.

The victim, who knows Wojcik, told investigators he had touched her sexually and briefly placed her hand on his genitals.

The girl said Wojcik later tried apologizing to her and told her "we were both in the wrong," the complaint states. He told her not to tell anyone about it, the girl reported.

The victim's mother later learned about the incident and confronted Wojcik about it.

Investigators met with Wojcik Sept. 26 in River Falls and apprised him of the allegations. He "adamantly" denied the allegations, the complaint states. He said he "would never have done anything like that," according to the charging document.

An investigator asked him about a letter related to the allegations, at which point Wojcik requested an attorney.

No court date in the case has been set.

Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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