SPARTA — Monroe County prosecutors filed nine felony charges against a Sparta man accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl.

The teen told authorities that 38-year-old Paul Schmitz forced sexual contact more than a dozen times between June and September, according to the complaint filed in Monroe County Circuit Court.

On several occasions, Schmitz made the girl ride nude on his all-terrain vehicle to check trail cameras before assaulting her and used a sex toy on her, the complaint stated. The teen said he threatened to harm her if she reported the assault.

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Schmitz declined to speak with investigators without his attorney.

Schmitz is charged with two counts each of repeated sexual assault of a child and child enticement, four counts of exposing genitals and intimidation of a victim. He is free on a $10,000 signature bond.

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