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Local girl charged with 2nd-degree sexual assault

Sarah Wallin, 18, 1330 Sycamore St., River Falls, has been charged with one count of second-degree sexual assault of a child.

The incident dates to February when River Falls police learned Wallin had given birth to a girl about seven to eight weeks earlier.

According to the criminal complaint, Wallin had sex with a then 14-year-old boy, in April 2006. She told River Falls police investigators she had sex with someone else other than the boy before then (who was older), but was extremely confident, even without paternity tests, the father of her daughter was the 14-year-old.

She also stated she didn't know the boy's exact age and didn't know this was a potential crime. The complaint also stated Wallin was very open, indicating she wanted to take care of the entire situation.

At the same time, she expressed a lot of fear because she didn't want to go to jail and leave her daughter alone.

When the boy was questioned, he admitted to having sex with Wallin only that one time and taking full responsibility for being the father of the baby.

Wallin's initial court appearance on this charge is 10 a.m. Monday.

Contact Jason Schulte at or 273-4334.

Jason Schulte

Jason Schulte is a reporter for the New Richmond News since February 2015. Prior to that he spent eight years at the Pierce County Herald in Ellsworth. His duties with the News will include covering news out of Hammond and Roberts along with action from St. Croix County court system. He lives in Roberts. 

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