Donaven C. Sprague

A 32-year-old Ridgeland man was jailed Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2018, after he was charged with repeated sex assault of a child in Barron County Circuit Court.

Donaven C. Sprague, 90 Wisconsin Hwy. 25, Ridgeland, is scheduled for court hearing Oct. 17, and could face up to 60 years in prison if convicted, court records said.

The complaint said a Barron County Sheriff’s detective interviewed a 12-year-old girl on Oct. 4, 2018, after the alleged victim had spoken with her school counselor.

During the conversation, the girl alleged the defendant molested her on several occasions starting in 2015, when she was in fourth grade. The latest incident was alleged to have taken place in summer 2018.

According to the investigator, the girl said the alleged assaults took place at home and in the cab of an over-the-road truck.

The investigator interviewed the defendant later the same day, and he allegedly admitted to the incidents.