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Sexual abuse charge dismissed against a Fort Atkinson man

Posted: Mon, Jul 8, 2019 9:20 AM

A witness in the case of a Fort Atkinson man charged with Third Degree Sexual Abuse has requested that the charges against the man be dropped.  As a result, a judge has dismissed the charge against 54-year-old Joseph Taylor.

Taylor had been accused of entering a home in Spillville in July of last year and performing a sex act on a woman against her will or by force.  The woman filed a complaint with the Winneshiek County Sheriff's Office a few days later.  Now, however, the woman has asked that the charge against Taylor be dismissed.  The judge in the case has agreed and dismissed the charge without prejudice.