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Man found guilty of sexual assault in Worth County

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WORTH COUNTY (KWWL) -

A Worth County man has been convicted of sexually assaulting his wife.

A judge found 28-year-old Tyler Wirtjes guilty on two counts of third degree sexual abuse.

Officials accused Wirtjes of sexually assaulting his wife after she drank alcohol and passed out on December 5, 2010.  Wirtjes' wife, 27 year old Brigett Wirtjes was found dead the next day in the couple's home in Manly.

Two other men are facing charges as well. Trials are pending for Zachary Patterson and Jason Walker.  Both are charged with one count of second-degree sexual abuse.

 

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