Janesville man charged with child sex assault

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JANESVILLE - A Janesville man previously convicted of sexual assault of a child has been charged with numerous counts of sexual assault of a child under the age of 16, according to a Rock County criminal complaint.

Kennard A. Ellis, 72, is charged with six counts of sexual assault of a child under 16 years and two counts of causing a child older than 13 to view/listen to sexual activity following reports given to police.

The complaints against Ellis surfaced following a Jan. 24 domestic disturbance at a home in the 1500 block of N. Claremont Drive in Janesville, police command staff said.

Ellis was previously convicted in October 1988 of second degree sexual assault of a child, serving five years probation with a Rock County Jail sentence withheld as a condition of the probation, court records show.

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