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Jeopardy Game Show Winner In Legal Trouble For Sexual Assault

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An Arlington Heights man who recently amassed $121,800 in winnings on the quiz show “Jeopardy!” is expected to go on trial in October for a sexual assault charge.

Jerome M. Slowik, 28, was charged in April in Walworth County, Wis., with sexual assault of a child, a felony. Slowik is accused of molesting a 15-year-old girl he met at a movie theater in Lake Geneva on March 21, according to a complaint filed in the Circuit Court of Walworth County. The incident is alleged to have occurred after Slowik drove the teen from the movie house to a dead-end road.

Slowik’s attorney, Larry D. Steen, declined to discuss the allegations, confirming only that Slowik is his client.

Slowik could not be reached for comment.

A jury trial is tentatively set for Oct. 14.

Slowik won five consecutive Jeopardy! games in shows that aired in late 2013 and on Jan. 2 of this year.

Source: Chicago SunTimes

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