Madison (WKOW) - The Sauk County District attorney charged Jeffrey Smith, known as "Jeff" on the air as WISC Channel 3's morning Meteorologist, with incest.
The charge, according to court records, stems from an incident with a family member in November of last year.
According to the Baraboo News Republic, the Sauk County prosecutor says Smith groped his 7-year-old daughter during an incident last fall at their Prairie du Sac home.
Smith's attorney, Stephen J. Eisenberg of Madison, said Smith has a normal, loving relationship with his daughter and he strongly rejects the allegations.
Smith appeared in court Friday. He will return to court January 7th. Smith has been released on signature bond.
Smith and his wife were in the midst of divorce proceedings when these allegations arose. The judge Friday ordered Smith cannot have unsupervised contact with his daughter and cannot contact his wife except during divorce proceedings.
According to WISC TV's website, Smith has been suspended from his on-air duties at Channel 3 pending the investigation.