Horicon Man Accused Of Assaulting Minor

(Horicon) A Horicon man is accused of raping a minor. Branden Hammond is facing a felony charge of Sexual Assault of a Child Under 16 Years of Age. In January, a possible sexual assault was reported to Horicon Police. The 13-year-old victim allegedly told police that Hammond assaulted her at his apartment in June. When police questioned Hammond, he denied any contact took police and said that the victim was lying. Hammond, who was in the Dodge County Detention Facility for a misdemeanor Theft conviction, was reportedly recorded over a phone conversation admitting to his actions. If convicted, the 18-year-old faces no more than 40 years in prison. An initial appearance in scheduled for March 9th.