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Man seeks $4M in damages after being wrongly accused of child molestation

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Judges gavel and stryker By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons
Judges gavel and stryker By Brian Turner (Flickr: My Trusty Gavel) [CC-BY-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

POLK COUNTY, WI (WTAQ) - A northwest Wisconsin man wants $4 million in damages, after he was wrongly accused of molesting a child.

Paul Burritt filed a civil suit against the Polk County Sheriff’s Department and investigator Lisa Ditlefsen.

The 61-year-old Burritt claims that the investigator had a “reckless or intentional disregard” of the facts, when she arrested him last December for allegedly molesting an 11-year-old girl he was carrying in a van for kids with special needs.

The girl later recanted her story, and said the alleged abuse never took place. A sexual assault charge was dropped, and the case was expunged from Burritt’s record.

His attorney, Peter Nickitas, said the investigator knew the facts did not add up – and she still arrested him.

Ditlefsen and the county have not commented. Burritt is seeking $3 million in punitive damages, and $1 million for pain and suffering. 

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