WAUSAU — A 32-year-old Wausau man already accused of molesting his foster child is facing new sexual assault charges, nearly a year after allegations against him first surfaced.
Matthew Cable, 32, first appeared in court in July 2016 on charges of first degree sexual assault of a child younger than 13, sexual assault of a child by a foster parent, exposing genitals to a child and child abuse. Those charges carry a maximum 109-year prison term upon conviction.
The new charge, a single count of sexual assault of a child younger than 13, was filed Friday in Marathon County Circuit Court. Cable is being held in the Marathon County Jail on a $100,000 cash bond.
Police first learned of the alleged abuse when Cable’s wife told them she suspected her husband had molested a child in their care, court records show. The couple was in the process of adopting the alleged victim and other foster children when the abuse took place, police said.
Cable, like all potential foster parents, went through training and a background check before being allowed to foster children, according to court records. He has no previous criminal history.
The new charge carries a maxim penalty of up to 60 years in the Wisconsin prison system. A preliminary hearing is set for June 28.
How did they even get that close to adoption ??? Grrrrrr !!!!!! >:(
The same victim. This is the story we first reported on last week. Thanks for the note – we will clarify!
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