Man Jailed After Sexually Touching Child, Investigation Continues

New Berlin Man Jailed for Indecent Assault

NEW BERLIN – An 89-year-old New Berlin man is jailed after police say he inappropriately touched a child in 2019.  Court documents say Nelson Viola is facing several felony charges of aggravated indecent assault of a child, and unlawful contact with a minor.

Court papers say the state’s ChildLine hotline received a call in August of this year about a sexual assault in Union County. New Berlin police investigated and say the alleged incident occurred February 3, 2019 when Viola was 85 and the victim was nine.

According to court papers, the victim’s sister said the parents were informed of Viola’s behavior at the time but decided not to report it because he was drunk at time, has dementia, and is a fall risk.

89-year-old Nelson Viola of New Berlin is jailed, $50,000 bail.


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