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BURNETT COUNTY––Alan W. Byers, 42, Grantsburg, has pleaded guilty to one count of repeated sexual assault of a child, a class C Felony.

Online court records show Byers pleaded guilty March 21 to one felony count. He was initially charged with two counts, and now the second count will be dismissed, but read in for sentencing purposes.

According to the criminal complaint, in August, detectives had just begun reviewing Byers’ case after speaking with the victim’s mother when he showed up at the Sheriff’s Department lobby, saying, “I did something bad.”

When the detective and a social worker interviewed Byers, he was very tense and spoke slowly. He explained that it began when the juvenile pulled his pants down and touched his penis.

Byers said she initiated it, but he did not stop her, and said it happened numerous times. He also said that he was “not right in the head.”

His sentencing hearing is scheduled for July 19 in front of Polk County Judge Daniel Tolan.