A Walhalla man has been charged with sexual assault.
Ian Lavaty made a first appearance on the felony charge Monday morning.
Authorities accuse Lavaty of having sexual contact with a minor, between
June first of this year and July 30th. It happened in Walhalla and authorities allege
the sexual contact happened on three or four occasions.
The charge is a Class C felony, punishable to a maximum of five years in
prison and a five-thousand-dollar fine.
Lavaty's scheduled to have a preliminary hearing December 17th.