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Superior man faces child sex assault charges

The victim described a pattern of inappropriate touching.

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Douglas County Circuit Court, Superior, Wisconsin.
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SUPERIOR — A Superior man who allegedly sexually assaulted a child multiple times waived his preliminary hearing in Douglas County Circuit Court Wednesday, May 11.

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Justin Lee Reynolds
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Justin Lee Reynolds, 34, faces felony charges of repeated sexual assault of the same child, second-degree sexual assault of a child and incest with a child. Cash bail of $20,000 was set for Reynolds. He was ordered to have no contact with the victim and no intentional contact with minors.

Following an outburst at school, the victim reported that she had been sexually assaulted by Reynolds in 2021 at a Superior residence. In a later interview with Superior police Detective Christopher Woolery, the victim described a pattern of inappropriate sexual touching by Reynolds that took place in the year prior to the incident. The victim was under the age of 14 when the reported incidents occurred. Forensic interviews were conducted with the victim under oath detailing both the 2021 incident and the reports of prior sexual touching.

All three counts are class C felonies, punishable by up to 40 years of imprisonment and a maximum fine of $100,000. The next court appearance for Reynolds was set for June 20.

George Francis Deppa, 48, is facing child sex assault charges in Douglas and St. Louis counties.

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