Beaver Dam Man Makes Initial Appearance On Assault Charges

(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam teen accused of molesting an underage girl made his initial appearance in a Dodge County courtroom Monday. Ryan Falkinham is charged with two felony counts of Sexual Assault of a Child Under 16 Years of Age. In January, a sexual assault was reported to Dodge County Human Services. The victim, who was 14-years-old at the time, alleges that Falkinham assaulted her on three separate occasions in the summer of 2018. According to the criminal complaint, the assaults took place at Oakwood Cemetery in Beaver Dam. They 18-year-old Falkinham allegedly admitted to his actions in text messages between himself and the victim. A signature bond was set at $5000 yesterday and a judge will decide in May if there is enough evidence to order a trial.  If convicted, Falkinham faces a maximum 160-year prison sentence.