HILLSBORO, WI (Ben Caxton) — A Vernon County man faces up to 40 years behind bars for what police say are a series of sexual assaults against an underage girl in Mauston. In the complaint, authorities allege that 25-year-old Steven Blaha “dated” the victim for a year and four months while was aged 14 or 15. The girl told police Blaha persuaded her to drink alcohol despite her reluctance, forced himself on her, and made her take “morning after” pills two to three times a month. Blaha reportedly has not been jailed. His first pre-trial conference is set for May 15th at the Juneau County District Attorney’s Office.