Source: Lake Geneva Regional News

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Man guilty of sexual assault

by Rob Ireland

November 22, 2012

ELKHORN — A man who told police he molested a 2-year-old girl because he was unable to sleep was found guilty Tuesday of first-degree sexual assault of a child.

Scott L. Anderson, 35, formerly of Whitewater, was also charged with felony possession of marijuana and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

The felony charges carry a maximum penalty of 63 1/2 years imprisonment.

Anderson has been in the Walworth County Jail since his September 2011 arrest.

According to the criminal complaint:

On Sept. 2, 2011, at about 1:59 a.m., police went to a Whitewater home after the mother called in the sexual assault. The victim's mom told police she woke up and saw Anderson touching her daughter.

Anderson told police he was sleeping on the floor with two girls. He also told police that he was "unable to sleep and that he put his hand up the side of the diaper of (the victim) and touched her."

Police also found marijuana and a marijuana pipe on Anderson.