VIROQUA (WKOW) -- A trial date is set for a police chief in western Wisconsin accused of sexual assault.
Shay Larson, 30, faces two felony counts and six misdemeanor charges. Prosecutors say he used his position as chief in Readstown to leverage sexual favors while he was on duty and lied to investigators.
The La Crosse Tribune reports jury selection and a trial in Vernon County are scheduled for Sept. 25-26.
Judge Michael Rosborough granted a motion by Larson's attorney to sever the three felony counts from the six misdemeanor charges.
The trial will focus on three charges of misconduct in public office. Larson is suspected of turning a blind eye to crimes he witnessed and asking others not to report them.
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