A 23-year-old Shawano man faces a sexual assault charge in Waupaca Co. Circuit Court. Brandon James Ashman faces one count of sexual assault of a child under 16 years of age. According to the criminal complaint, Ashman engaged in sexual intercourse with a child under the age of 16 between October 17th, 2018 and November 30th, 2019 in the City of Clintonville. If convicted, Ashman faces up to 40 years in prison. Ashman will make his initial appearance in Waupaca Co. Circuit Court on February 18th.