Beaver Dam Man Facing Sexual Assault Charges Found Competent To Stand Trial

(Beaver Dam) After a suspension, the case against a Beaver Dam man charged with raping an unconscious female is moving forward. Last August, Steven Carrick was found not competent to stand trial on a felony count of Second Degree Sexual Assault. The court proceedings were suspended at that time and Carrick was referred to an outpatient program. Following a second competency hearing held Wednesday, Carrick was found competent. According to the criminal complaint, the 24-year-old met the victim through a dating app and she visited him at his apartment last April. The 17-year-old victim allegedly told police that she fell asleep on Carrick’s bed and, when she woke up, he was on top of her. When questioned, Carrick reportedly said that he did not consider the incident rape but later told police it was (quote) “kinda rape.” If convicted, Carrick faces no more than 40-years in prison. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for September 17th.