Former Jeopardy! Champ Faces Sexual Assault Charges

Arlington Heights, Illinois native Jerry Slowick is accused of having sexual contact with a 15-year-old Wisconsin girl

An Arlington Heights, Illinois, man who had an amazing run on the TV game show Jeopardy! last year is facing sexual assault charges in Wisconsin.

Jerry Slowick, 28, is accused of having sexual contact with a 15-year-old girl in Walworth County in March, according to the Lake Geneva News.

The teen says she went to a movie with Slowik, and afterward she claims he drove her to a dead-end road where the two kissed and he touched her in a sexual manner, according to the criminal complaint.

Slowik, who won $122,000 on the game show, is charged with sexual assault of a child under the age of 16.

He's pleaded not guilty to the charges and a trial is scheduled for October.

Slowik's attorney told the Daily Herald he wouldn't comment on a pending case.

After his last appearance on the show last year, Slowick said he planned to use the money to move out of his parents' Arlington Heights home.

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