WASHBURN COUNTY -- The Court has sentenced a man to serve time in state prison for his conviction of sexual assault, along with multiple other criminal convictions.
DrydenWire.com reported in July 2018, that Travis Nichols, formerly of Spooner, WI, was charged with two counts of 1st Degree Sexual Assault of a Child Under Age 12. These charges were filed following an investigation by Washburn County Law Enforcement into a report of a sexual assault of a child.
Nichols was also charged with Operating While Intoxicated, 2nd Offense (OWI 2), Operating With Prohibited Alcohol Concentration, 2nd Offense, Bail Jumping, and Domestic Disorderly Conduct filed against him in 3 additional cases between Washburn County and Burnett County.
Online circuit court records show that at a plea hearing in October 2019 regarding all his criminal charges pending in both Washburn and Burnett Circuit Courts, Nichols plead guilty to an amended charge of Class G Felony 3rd Degree Sexual Assault, along with his charge of Misdemeanor OWI 2, and Misdemeanor Domestic Disorderly Conduct. The remaining charges filed against Nichols were dismissed but read in.
At a hearing on January 21, 2020, the Court ordered a 9-year sentence for Nichols on his conviction of Class G Felony 3rd Degree Sexual Assault; 4 years of confinement in Wisconsin State Prison, followed by 5 years of Extended Supervision. Nichols also received a sentence of 90 days jail for his conviction of Misdemeanor Domestic Disorderly Conduct, and 20 days jail for his conviction of OWI 2.
Nichols will be required to comply with all sex offender counseling through the Department of Corrections (DOC) and any other conditions imposed by the DOC. He will also be required to register as a sex offender for 15 years. The Court also ordered Nichols to undergo an Alcohol and Other Drug Assessment.