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Forum News Service, Published July 04 2013

Wisconsin constable accused of sex assault

SUPERIOR, Wis. - The constable of Solon Springs has been placed on administrative leave after allegations that he sexually assaulted a 27-year-old woman.

The Superior Police Department is conducting the investigation of Constable Gerald E. Olson at the request of the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

According to a news release issued by Superior Police Chief Charles LaGesse, the county made the request June 16.

According to the news release, the woman reported she was picked up by Olson when he found her walking on U.S. Highway 53 in the Solon Springs area of Douglas County at 10:30 p.m. June 15.

Olson, 47, was driving a marked Solon Springs police vehicle and was on duty, the release said. She stated Olson offered to drive her to Superior. Instead, she said she was driven to the constable’s home in Solon Springs. While there, she was offered alcohol and Olson made unwanted sexual advances and sexual contact with her, she said.

She stated Olson dropped her off at the St. Croix Inn in Solon Springs just before 2 a.m. June 16.