BURNETT COUNTY–– Alan Wayne Byers, 42, Grantsburg, has been charged with two counts of repeated sexual assault of a child, a class C felony. If convicted on both counts, he faces a possible 80 years in prison and up to $200,000 in fines.
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.”
He continued by saying he had never touched her in an inappropriate way and they never had intercourse.
Byers was booked and ordered not to have contact with the girl, her mother or any child under the age of 16 without supervision. He was released on a $2,500 cash bond.
Online court records indicate the Washburn County Judge Eugene Harrington will preside over this case and no initial appearance has been scheduled.