MANITOWOC, Wis. (WHBL-WOMT) - A Sheboygan man who is a practicing attorney in Sheboygan and Manitowoc has been taken into custody by the Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Department on six felony counts associated with the sexual assault of a 15 year old girl last November. Sheriff Robert Hermann said 36 year old Joseph Engl was arrested late last week following an extensive investigation. Manitowoc County District Attorney Mark Rohrer said the Sheriff’s Department had been working on the case, seeking search warrants, and working with the Department of Criminal Investigation, the Attorney General’s office and the Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Department. Rohrer said, so far, there is only one incident involved. It occurred in the village of Mishicot on November 19th of 2011. Rohrer said Engl is a registered sex offender and had been convicted on one count of using a computer to facilitate a child sex crime in a Milwaukee county case. Engl is being held in the Manitowoc County Jail in lieu of $150,000 cash bail. A preliminary hearing is set for April 3rd.
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