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Columbus man charged with sexually assaulting child while working as Madison church youth minister

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MADISON (WKOW) -- A Columbus man has been charged with sexually assaulting a child while he worked as a youth minister at a Madison church.

Dane County prosecutors have charged Glen A. Uselmann, from Columbus, with second-degree sexual assault of a child and sexual assault of a child under 13 years of age. The charges were filed in Dane County July 15, according to online court records.

The Cap Times reported that the charges relate to allegations from multiple women of molestation by men at Calvary Gospel Church.

A criminal complaint in the case claims Uselmann worked as a youth pastor at an unnamed Madison church when he began assaulting a 12-year-old girl who attended the church's school. The alleged abuse spanned several years, beginning when Uselmann, now 61, was around 29-years-old.

Uselmann and the girl eventually married before divorcing in 2006, the criminal complaint said.

If convicted of both counts, Uselmann could face up to 30 years in prison, according to the criminal complaint.

He is scheduled to make an initial appearance in Dane County Court on Aug. 6.

JT Cestkowski

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