Austin Man Accused of Sexually Abusing 4-Year-Old

Posted at: 03/05/2013 4:29 PM
By: James Wilcox

(ABC 6 NEWS) -- A 40-year-old Austin man is charged with felony criminal sexual conduct, accused of abusing a 4-year-old girl.

James Watkins is charged in Mower County. According to the criminal complaint, the alleged abuse happened last week. Authorities say the victim's 11-year-old sister claims to have heard what was happening through a heating vent.

Watkins denies the allegations. He's set to be back in court March 14th.