Watertown man appears in court on charges of child sexual assault
JUNEAU — A 39-year-old Watertown man made his initial appearance in Dodge County Circuit Court on Monday after being charged with sexually assaulting two teenage girls while they were staying over at someone’s home.
Nathan J. Lord is charged with a first-degree count of child sexual assault-sexual assault of a child under the age of 13 and sexual assault of a child under 16 years of age. He could face a sentence of up to 100 years in prison and a $100,000 fine.
Lord appeared before Court Commissioner Steven Seim and was placed on a $1,000 cash bond. As conditions of his bond, he may not have contact with the alleged victims or any minor girl.
According to the criminal complaint, a 16-year-old girl reported the assault last summer to Watertown Police. The girl told police that on the night of the incident, the two girls were sleeping on the floor in a finished basement area in a family member’s home. Lord, who was also staying at the home, returned from a night out and began touching her. She said she left the area to sleep in a different area of the house. The other girl, who was 9 at the time, remained sleeping in the room. The girl said a while later, the other girl also came up stairs and said that Lord had inappropriately touched her as well.
A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Jan. 3.