A 20-year-old man with a Eau Claire address on his charging documents made his initial court appearance Friday, April 3 on two charges of exposing genitals with the repeater modifier.
Jason N. Hawley Jr. made his initial appearance in Branch I, at which time Judge Patrick O'Melia set a $7,500 signature bond. A preliminary hearing was scheduled for May 7.
According to the police reports attached to the criminal complaint, Hawley allegedly twice exposed himself to two juveniles who were ice fishing on Boom Lake on Dec. 23, 2019. After the incident, which Hawley allegedly took place while he was "using acid," he allegedly threatened the juveniles with physical harm if they reported what happened to police.
Hawley was taken into custody on April 2 and booked into the Oneida County Jail just before 1 p.m.
Although given a signature bond, Hawley remains in jail on a probation hold on a conviction in Chippewa County.
Each of the charges is a Class I felony, which carries a maximum prison sentence of up to 3 ½ years, but the repeater enhancer could add up to 4 years in prison to any sentence.
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