EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) — The owner of a dance studio in Eau Claire is accused of sexually assaulting a child.
Todd Paulus, 39 is charged with sexual assault of a child and child enticement. He is also charged with child abduction because court documents say he picked up the victim from her home and brought her to his house.
Paulus is the owner of T4 Dance Company located on Clairemont Avenue where he teaches dance lessons.
According to the criminal complaint, a 13-year-old girl told investigators that on December 28th Paulus brought her to his home and touched her sexually.
The victim says Paulus told her she couldn’t tell anyone and that it was “their own little world.”
Paulus is out on a $10,000 signature bond.
A post on T4 Dance Company’s Facebook page says “All private lessons and groups will be cancelled with me until further notice. So sorry everyone”
He is due back in court at the end of February.