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Poynette man allegedly filmed sexual contact with 5-year-old

55-year-old faces fines, 40 years in prison

PORTAGE, Wis. - A Poynette man faces fines and prison time for allegedly filming sexually explicit conduct with a 5-year-old girl, according to a Columbia County criminal complaint.

Jay M. Skare, 55, of Poynette, faces one felony count of sexual exploitation of a child, according to the complaint.

Skare allegedly filmed a sexually explicit encounter with a 5-year-old girl on Jan. 20, according to the complaint. In the 20-minute video, Skare and the girl engaged in and talked about sexual touching.

He faces a $100,000 fine, 40 years in prison or both, according to the complaint. He could also be charged $500 for each image associated with the charge.

A judge set Skare's bond at $2,000 and ordered him to not have any contact with the victim or females younger than 18.

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