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Portage teen charged with sexual assault of mentally disabled woman

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COLUMBIA CO. (WKOW) -- A Portage teen faces charges of sexually assaulting a mentally disabled woman.

18-year-old Michael Powell was charged with three counts of felony second-degree sexual assault Wednesday, and each charge carries a maximum of 25 years in prison.

Madison.com reports that Powell's bail was set at $15,000 in Columbia County Circuit Court. 

The acts are considered assault because the victim suffers from a mental illness.

Powell will be back in court June 9. 

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