State Patrol cadet arrested for child sex assault

A state patrol cadet was arrested Thursday at the agency’s training center at Fort McCoy on an arrest warrant for child sex assault.

Department of Transportation Spokesperson Kristin McHugh says Zachary Hogenson, 31, was arrested by the State Patrol just after 7:00 a.m. and taken to the Monroe County jail.

Hogenson was later transferred to Grant County and made an initial appearance in court there on the felony charge of repeated sexual assault of a child. Hogenson was released on a signature bond.

Grant County Sheriff Nate Dreckman says Hogenson’s alleged actions were investigated by the Iowa County Sheriff’s Office because Hogenson had been a job applicant with the Grant County Sheriff’s Office.

A criminal complaint states a now-adult woman was interviewed by an Iowa County Sheriff’s detective in June about incidents taking place as long as eleven years ago, when Hogenson was 19 and the woman was 14.

The complaint says Hogenson and the girl had more than two dozen sexual encounters from approximately June 2007 through 2008. “During some of the… encounters she was crying,” the complaint states, with the girl maintaining those encounters were unwanted.

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