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Clare County Man in Jail For Sexually Assaulting A Young Girl

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Gerald Kornexl has been accused of inappropriately touching a nine year old girl and now more victims may be stepping forward against Kornexl.

Clare County deputies arrested him Friday afternoon in Harrison.

We spoke with a sexual abuse counselor who said that it is very common for a victim to never report a sexual assault.

The charges against Kornexl plus the possibility of additional victims, fits the description for many offenders.

He says sex offenders usually attack children as a show of dominance or even a reaction to abuse in their own past.

Kornexl is currently in the Clare County jail under a $500,000 bond.

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9&10's Eric Lloyd and photojournalist Jacob Johnson looked into the effect of sexual abuse on children and have more details.