Christopher J. Ziemer
Christopher J. Ziemer

   A trial began last week Friday for a former Ripon man accused of sexually assaulting several children 20 years ago.

   Christopher J. Ziemer, 53, Oshkosh, faces three charges of first degree sexual assault of a child and three charges of repeated sexual assault of the same child.

   Each count carries a maximum sentence of 60 years, as they all are Class B felonies.

   Some of the alleged incidents occurred in Ripon. Ziemer was charged July 17, 2015 in Fond du Lac County Circuit Court after an investigation that began in 2011 when the accusations were reported to Ripon police.

   The trial could be wrapped up as soon as today (Wednesday), depending on how long the jury deliberates, according to Deputy District Attorney Dennis Krueger.