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Stevens Point teen convicted for 2015 party sex assault


STEVENS POINT (WAOW) - A Stevens Point teenager accused of having sex with a girl who passed out at a house party more than two years ago pleaded no contest Wednesday to one felony, according to online Portage County court records.

In a plea bargain, Joseph Butler, 19, was convicted of third-degree sexual assault, and two other charges - second-degree sexual assault of an intoxicated victim and a misdemeanor count of operating a vehicle without the owner's permission - were dismissed, court records said.

He is to be sentenced May 24. The maximum punishment for the felony is 10 years in prison. 

According to the criminal complaint, party-goers say the girl was passed out Oct. 11, 2015, when she had sex with Butler. He told police that he had sex with the victim twice at the party. The girl told police that she told Butler "no" to sex but didn't remember specifically what happened that night.

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