Crime

Siren man sentenced to prison on sexual assault

Danielle Danford | Staff writer
SHELL LAKE — Travis Nichols, 27, of Siren, formerly of Spooner, has been sentenced to four years in state prison after pleading guilty to third-degree sexual assault, a Class G felony, in Washburn County court.
 
Nichols pleaded guilty to third-degree sexual assault, disorderly conduct and bail jumping on Oct. 9, 2019.
Nichols pleaded guilty to the charges on Oct. 9, 2019.
 
Nichols was sentenced for the crimes on Tuesday, Jan. 21, which court records show occurred on March 20, 2018. The crimes occurred in the Town of Beaver Brook, Washburn County and were filed in Washburn County court after the victim’s family members reported the crime to law enforcement. At the time of the incident, Nichols lived in Spooner.
 
On the third-degree sexual assault charge Nichols was sentenced to four years in state prison and five years extended supervision. He is to have no contact with the victim or the victim’s family, and not to come within 1,000 feet of the victim’s property. Nichols is ordered to register as a sex offender for 15 years and complete all sex offender counseling through the Department of Corrections.
 
On the charge of disorderly conduct, domestic abuse, Nichols was sentenced to 90 days in jail to run concurrent with the third-degree sexual assault charge. On the bail jumping charge, Nichols was ordered to serve nine months in jail, to run concurrent with his other sentences.
 
Two other charges were dismissed but read into the court record: first-degree child sex assault and bail jumping.


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