$20K cash bond set for child sex assault suspect

The Superior man was convicted in 1984 for criminal sexual conduct in the first degree out of St. Louis County.

Douglas County Circuit Court, Superior, Wisconsin. (Jed Carlson /
Jed Carlson / File / Superior Telegram

A Superior man who allegedly had sexual contact with a child under the age of 13 waived his preliminary hearing in Douglas County Circuit Court Wednesday, Feb. 24.

Kenneth Wayne Hill, 58, faces one count of first-degree child sexual assault as a persistent repeater. According to the criminal complaint, Hill was convicted in 1984 for first-degree criminal sexual conduct in St. Louis County, Minnesota.

Hill was released from custody at the Douglas County Jail Monday, March 1, after posting $20,000 cash bail. He signed an additional $30,000 signature bond Feb. 16, according to online court records. As a condition of his bond, Hill was ordered to have no intentional contact with minors. He was allowed to have supervised contact with a grandchild.

Kenneth Wayne Hill


The reported victim is a child known to Hill. The child indicated during a forensic interview that the sexual contact had been ongoing for about a year, the complaint said.

Hill’s next court appearance was set for March 15. The class B felony is punishable by up to 60 years of imprisonment.

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Maria Lockwood covers news in Douglas County, Wisconsin, for the Superior Telegram.
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