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Man charged with assaulting girl 7 years ago

March 11, 2009

Waukesha - A 41-year-old West Allis man has been charged with sexual assault, accused of indecently touching a 14-year-old girl in 2002.

The victim, now 21, did not tell her parents or police about the alleged assault until this January when she saw the man at a funeral, became upset and told her mother, "that's the creep," according to a criminal complaint.

Douglas A. Zahn is charged with two counts of sexual assault of a child under 16 and causing a child to view sexual activity.

The complaint says that the girl was indecently touched twice while Zahn gave her a ride home in Menomonee Falls in September 2002.

Zahn has denied the allegations, the criminal complaint states.

According to the complaint, Zahn is a hunter's safety instructor and he, the girl and her father were among a group of people who went to a restaurant after a class. The girl's father had to leave the restaurant early and Zahn agreed to drive the girl home, the complaint says.

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