(Emmet) A Reeseville man made his initial appearance in court Tuesday on charges he assaulted a child. Marcus Statz is facing a felony count of Repeated Sexual Assault of a Child. Authorities with the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office were assigned to investigate an alleged sexual assault that occurred at a farm in the Town of Emmet between last October and January. According to the criminal complaint, Statz reportedly sent suggestive messages through Facebook to the victim who was 15-years-old at the time. Statz allegedly told investigates that he had inappropriate contact with the victim roughly ten times. If convicted, the 47-year-old faces up to 40 years in prison. A signature bond was set at $5,000 and a preliminary hearing is scheduled for April 1st.