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Wadena man accused of sexually assaulting 9-year-old boy

A 19-year-old Wadena man was charged May 17 for allegedly sexually assaulting a 9-year-old boy.

Charles Edwin Swaisgood Jr., 19, of Wadena, was charged with first-degree criminal sexual conduct. According to court records, he allegedly stuck an object into the anus of the boy. Another child allegedly heard Swaisgood threaten to "shove this golf club up your butt."

His first court appearance was set for June 7.