Springfield man charged with 4 counts criminal sexual conduct 22 May 18

A Springfield man has been charged with 4 felony counts of criminal sexual conduct for allegedly molesting a juvenile girl from 2008 until 2010. According to the criminal complaint, an officer with the Springfield Police Department was interviewing 39-year-old Diedrich Allen Middleton when he brought the officer’s attention to the name of a possible victim. The victim reported going to the witness’ house when she was 9 to 10 years old and Middleton would befriend her, buy her gifts and treat her like an adult. The victim said sexual intercourse with Middleton began the day after her 13th birthday. As sexual interactions became more frequent Middleton warned her against telling anyone about it. Middleton was arrested and transported to the Brown County Jail.