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Warren Nelson, 61, founder of and performer at the Big Top Chautauqua in Bayfield, Wis., was arrested Friday on sexual assault and aggravated battery charges.

Big Top Chautauqua founder arrested for sexual assault

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The founder and artistic director of the Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua was arrested Friday on accusations of two felony charges of second-degree sexual assault and aggravated battery.


Warren P. Nelson of Washburn was released Monday from Bayfield County Jail and will face formal charges Feb. 24.

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