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Readstown police chief pleads not guilty to misconduct

VIROQUA, Wis. -- A Vernon County police chief pleads not guilty to charges of misconduct in office and misdemeanor sexual assault.

Readstown Police Chief Shay Larson was arrested in March after an investigation that began in September.

Larson is accused of using his position as police chief to receive sexual favors. He is also accused of lying to investigators.

Larson stood mute in Vernon County Court Tuesday morning, and a judge entered not guilty pleas for him for three felony charges of misconduct in office, two misdemeanor counts of sexual assault, three disorderly conduct misdemeanors and one misdemeanor count of resisting arrest.

Larson, who was arrested in Nebraska while working a job as an over-the-road trucker, will be allowed to leave Wisconsin in new conditions of his release. He is scheduled to appear in court again in late June.

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