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Superior man makes court appearance on sex assault charge

He allegedly brought a woman home from a bar and refused to let her leave.

Douglas County, Wis., Courtroom
Douglas County Circuit Court, Superior, Wisconsin.
Jed Carlson / Superior Telegram

SUPERIOR — A Superior man who allegedly forced a woman to have sex with him after refusing to let her leave his home waived his preliminary hearing in Douglas County Circuit Court Wednesday, Feb. 16.

Kendall Romeo Emery, 35, faces felony counts of second-degree sexual assault, false imprisonment, possession with intent to deliver cocaine and possession of narcotic drugs. A cash bond of $5,000 was set for Emery, who was ordered to have no contact with the victim and no use or possession of controlled substances or drug-related paraphernalia without a valid prescription.

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Kendall Emery

The victim told Superior Police officers that she met Emery while she was out celebrating at a Superior bar with a family member, according to the criminal complaint. They exchanged numbers and Emery asked her to come back to his house, but she said she could not. Emery then put his arm around her and led her to his car. She was very drunk and again told him she could not leave.

Emery drove the woman to his home on the 1200 block of North 16th Street. She said she asked him to bring her back to the bar. He forced her to have sex with him, although she asked him to stop, according to the complaint. He also took her phone away when she tried to message a friend for help.

The Superior man was placed under arrest and brought to the jail, according to the criminal complaint. At the jail, officers reportedly located a plastic bag inside the defendant’s underwear containing 19 individually wrapped baggies of a substance that tested positive for cocaine, with total weight of 8.7 grams, and a bag with 10 oxycodone pills.

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The most serious charge Emery faces, second-degree sexual assault, is a class C felony punishable by up to 40 years of imprisonment and a fine of up to $100,000. Emery’s next court appearance was set for May 16.

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