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Superior man accused of sexually assaulting minors in 2 cases

A Superior man is charged with four felonies in two separate cases for allegedly sexually assaulting two female minors while giving each a ride home from work.

Tyler Paul Severin, 20, was arraigned in Douglas County Circuit Court on Monday, March 11, on charges from one case. A status conference was also held for another case.

For the first incident, Severin was arraigned Monday on felony counts of second-degree sexual assault of a child under 16 years of age, child enticement and false imprisonment and one count of misdemeanor exposing genitals.

He was released on a $2,000 cash bond and ordered to have no contact with the reported victim or her place of employment and no intentional contact with minors. Severin waived his preliminary hearing Wednesday, March 6.

According to the criminal complaint, Severin offered a 15-year-old girl a ride home from work, then forced her to have sexual contact with him in the car. She reported to Superior Police Detective Michelle Lear that she repeatedly told him no and tried to open the door to get away, but Severin locked it.

Eventually, when she threatened to call the police, he stopped the assault. She was able to get out of the car and walk the rest of the way home. She said Severin threatened to make sure she was fired if she reported the incident, which took place in 2016.

For a separate 2018 incident, Severin is facing felony counts of second-degree sexual assault of a child under 16 years of age and exposing genitals. The complaint, filed with the Douglas County Clerk of Courts in November, alleges that Severin had sexual contact with a 14-year-old in his vehicle while giving her a ride home from work.

Severin was released on a $5,000 cash bond for that case and waived his preliminary hearing in Douglas County Circuit Court. He appeared for a status conference Monday.

The sexual assault charges are class C felonies, which carry a maximum penalty of 40 years of imprisonment and a fine of up to $100,000.

Status conferences for both cases have been scheduled for May 9.

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