By Shereen Siewert

A 32-year-old Schofield man is facing criminal charges after the daughter of a former girlfriend came forward with accusations that he sexually assaulted her when she was six years old.

Paul Nevienski faces two counts of first degree sexual assault of a child younger than age 13. The charges were filed Nov. 12 in Marathon County Circuit Court, where Nevienski is being summoned for a Nov. 27 initial appearance.

The girl, who is now 13, came forward more than a year ago, undergoing a forensic interview at a Green Bay child advocacy center. She told investigators Nevienski, who then lived with her mother, came home intoxicated, entered her bedroom, stripped her of her clothes and assaulted her on more than one occasion. Each time, a child was sleeping in a crib in the same room, according to the criminal complaint.

The girl ultimately told her stepmother and father about the alleged incidents, prompting the investigation.

If he is convicted on both charges, Nevienski faces up to 120 years in the Wisconsin Prison System.