Superior man charged with first-degree sexual assault

The reported incidents took place between 2016 and 2020.

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

A Superior man who allegedly sexually assaulted three different victims waived his preliminary hearing in Douglas County Circuit Court March 24 and was bound over for formal charging.

Samuel Carl Miller, 21, faces one count of first-degree sexual assault of a child under age 16 and four counts of second-degree sexual assault. A combined cash bail of $25,000 was set for Miller to cover two separate cases. He was ordered to have no contact with any of the three victims and no contact with minors under the age of 16 as a condition of his bail.

Samuel Miller

The charges involve forced sexual contact with three victims and include incidents that occurred between 2016 and 2020, according to the criminal complaints. Two of the reported incidents took place in vehicles parked in Douglas County. One of the reported incidents occurred when Miller was 17.


A preliminary hearing for Miller was initially held March 10, but was adjourned to March 24 to give Miller's attorney, Nathan Cockerham, time to review law enforcement reports, according to online court records.

If convicted, the child sex assault charge is punishable by 60 years in prison. Each of the second-degree sexual assault charges is s Class C felony, punishable by up to 40 years in prison and a fine of up to $100,000.

Miller’s next court appearance was set for May 10.

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