Wausau man charged with child molestation


A 42-year-old Washington County man has been arrested on sexual molestation charges.

Washington County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation once a report was filed alleging Michael John Earl, of Wausau, had touched the child in a lewd and lascivious manner. The victim provided a statement which revealed the molestation had taken place, multiple times, over the past few months. 

Earl was booked into the Washington County Jail and is now facing a felony charge of lewd and lascivious behavior on a victim between 12 and 16 years of age. 

Earl is being held on a $150,000 bond. 

If you have any knowledge of crimes being committed, or tips, please contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 850-638-6111. You may also contact them anonymously by calling 850-638-TIPS (8477) or by email at tips@wcso.us.



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