Horrific allegations in Crandon sexual abuse case

CRANDON, Wis. (WSAW) -- An eight-page criminal complaint alleges horrific physical and sexual abuse occurred during a seven-year span to five children.

Matthew Christenson, 33, was originally charged with with two counts of second-degree sexual assault of a child and second-degree sexual assault of an unconscious victim.

However, 11 more counts were filed April 19 after investigators learned there were four more sexual assault victims and one alleged victim of physical abuse.

Christenson's bond was raised from $10,000 cash to $75,000.

Christenson's most serious allegations included impregnating a sixth grader. The alleged victim said when Christenson learned of the pregnancy, he took actions to abort the pregnancy.

He's also accused of locking one of the children in a tiny closet for a weekend, only providing a potato for food.

He's also accused of striking a child with a crescent wrench.

Earlier this week, a judge ordered Christenson to have no contact with anyone; especially women under the age of 18.

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