BARABOO (WKOW) -- Authorities in Sauk County are accusing a sex offender of raping one child and hurting another.
Court records show Ernest Kellner has been charged with 1st degree sexual of a child under 12 and physical abuse of a child causing bodily harm.
Police say the 44-year-old raped a young girl. When questioned by police, Kellner told authorities "he often suffers from blackouts from a stress seizure disorder."
Kellner is also accused of causing bodily harm to a child by spanking an 8-year-old boy. The boy's mother saw bruising and reported the incident to Baraboo Police.
The children are related to Kellner's girlfriend, according to the criminal complaint.
Court records show Kellner was convicted of 2nd degree sexual assault of a child in 1996.
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