Man who worked as Madison youth pastor found guilty of child sex assault charges

MADISON, Wis. — A man who worked as a youth pastor at a church in Madison was found guilty Thursday night of five felony counts of second-degree sexual assault of a child.

A jury reached its verdict in the case against Glen Uselmann, 63, just before 8 p.m. Thursday after just over four hours of deliberations, online court records show. Jury selection in the case happened Monday, with the trial starting Tuesday and wrapping up Thursday afternoon.

Uselmann, who served as a youth pastor at Calvary Gospel Church on the city’s east side, according to the Cap Times, was charged with repeatedly abusing a girl from 1988 to 1992, starting when she was 12. The victim said Uselmann began showing her attention when she was 10 after enrolling in the church’s school. She described his actions as “grooming behavior,” according to a criminal complaint.

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The victim later married Uselmann; they divorced in 2006, the complaint said.

Online court records did not list a sentencing date as of Friday evening.