Austin man accused of sexually assaulting 3-year-old

(ABC 6 News) – An Austin man appeared in Mower County Court Thursday on charges of 2nd-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Cole Nicholas Nerison, 22, is accused of sexually touching a three-year-old girl sometime between October 2021 and September 2022.

According to court documents, Nerison was charged after the child reported genital pain and told relatives that Nerison had touched her.

According to court documents, Nerison denied the charge. He is scheduled to appear again in court in March 2023.