A former Iola man will make his initial appearance in Waupaca County Circuit Court next month on a sexual assault charge. 54 year old Phillip J. Curler, who is currently in the Oshkosh Correctional Institution, faces a count of 2nd degree sexual assault of a mentally ill victim, along with a count of exposing genitals to a child. The criminal complaint alleges Curler assaulted a 17 year old girl in Waupaca in August 2016. If convicted, he could face over 40 years in prison. Curler served 12 years in prison for a sexual assault conviction from Milwaukee County in 2001. He makes his initial Waupaca County court appearance April 30th.