Jonathan Miano, The Times

CROWN POINT — A 38-year-old man is charged in the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl.

Joseph M. Mihal is charged in Lake Criminal Court with sexual misconduct with a minor, a level 4 felony. 

The girl, now 16, told police she was repeatedly sexually assaulted by Mihal from January to March at a residence in Lake Station, according to a probable cause affidavit.  She told police Mihal threatened her before the sexual assaults, the affidavit states.  

A warrant was issued Thursday for Mihal. His bond is $50,000, according to court records. 

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