Woman Sentenced to 25 Years Prison for Child Sexual Assault

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | DrydenWire |


Violet Reynolds has been sentenced to 25 years in state prison for a conviction of child sexual assault.

Online circuit court records show that Reynolds appeared in Burnett County Circuit Court for a sentencing hearing on November 9, 2017, regarding her pending criminal cases in Burnett County.

DrydenWire.com reported on June 8, 2017, that Reynolds had entered a plea of No Contest to her charge of 2nd Degree Sexual Assault of Child. A second charge of 1st Degree Child Sexual Assault - Intercourse with Person under 12 was dismissed but read-in by the Court. These charges stemmed from an incident in 2014 in which the Burnett County Sheriff’s Department received a complaint that an 11-year old boy had stated to his grandmother that he had been sexually assaulted by Reynolds. During interviews with law enforcement, the boy stated that Reynolds told him she would beat him up if he didn’t keep quiet and have sex with her.

At Reynolds’ sentencing hearing on November 9, the Court ordered her to serve 25 years of initial confinement in state prison, to be followed by 15 years of extended supervision by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, Probation & Parole.

Additionally, the Court sentenced Reynolds to serve 1 year and 6 months for a conviction for Class I Felony Possession of Methamphetamine in separate case. In a third case, the Court sentenced Reynolds to serve an additional 9 months in confinement for a conviction for Misdemeanor Theft of Movable Property. The Court ordered that all of Reynolds’ sentences are to be served consecutively, meaning that they will be served one after another.

Reynolds will be required to register as a sex offender for the remainder of her life, and the Court ordered her to engage in a sex offender treatment program, along with alcohol and drug abuse treatment programming. She was also ordered to pay a total of $22,000 in fines, and restitution of nearly $500.


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Woman Pleads No Contest to Sexual Assault of Child

Thursday, June 8, 2017 | by Ben Dryden


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According to public record, Violet Reynolds, of Webster, WI, plead no contest on June 5, 2017, to an amended charge of Class C Felony 2nd degree sexual assault of a child.

Reynolds was originally charged with two counts of Class B Felony 1st Degree Child Sexual Assault – Intercourse with a Person Under 12. One of these charges was dismissed but read-in for consideration in sentencing. The other was amended to Class C Felony 2nd degree sexual assault of a child. 

Reynolds was charged after the Burnett County Sheriff's Department received a complaint that in November 2014, she sexually assaulted an 11-year old boy twice in one night. The victim stated that Reynolds threatened him with harm if he resisted her. The subsequent investigation revealed that Reynolds had told more than one person about the sexual assault, referring to the 11-year old boy as her 'new man', and stating that she could get into a lot of trouble for what had happened.

According to the Wisconsin State Legislature website, the maximum penalty for a conviction of a Class C felony is imprisonment not to exceed 40 years or a fine not to exceed $100,000, or both.

Public record shows that charges in 10 other Burnett County Circuit Court Cases pending against Reynolds were dismissed and read in for consideration in sentencing. Reynolds also plead no contest to 1 charge of Class I felony possession of methamphetamine and 1 charge of Class A misdemeanor theft of movable property.

The maximum penalty for a conviction on a Class I felony is imprisonment not to exceed 3 years and 6 months or a fine not to exceed $10,000, or both. The maximum penalty for a conviction on a Class A misdemeanor is imprisonment not to exceed 9 months, or a fine not exceed $10,000, or both.

Reynolds is scheduled to be sentenced on July 27, 2017.


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Woman Charged With Child Sexual Assault Released on Signature Bond

Monday, April 24, 2017 | by Ben Dryden 

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Violet Reynolds, of Webster, WI (previously of Siren and Hertel), charged with 2 Counts of 1st Degree Child Sexual Assault – Intercourse with Person under 12 has been released on a $5,000 signature bond, or unsecured appearance bond (meaning that no cash must be paid in order to be released). 

According to public record, Reynolds has been charged multiple times in her open Burnett County Circuit Court cases with previously violating her bail bond(s). 

Reynolds has appeared in Burnett County Circuit Court on her pending court cases. The Court heard arguments from both the State and defense counsel regarding the issue of Reynolds' bail bond and Judge James R. Erickson granted a motion for Reynolds' release on the signature bond.

Public record shows that Reynolds did plead guilty to one count of misdemeanor disorderly conduct on April 21, 2017. The jury trial scheduled for May on the charges of child sexual assault remains on the court calendar. Reynolds also is scheduled for jury trial on June 5, 6 and 7 regarding 8 of her other cases in Burnett County Circuit Court with pending felony charges.


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Trial Scheduled for Hertel Woman on Child Sexual Assault Charges

Thursday, April 20, 2017 | by Ben Dryden

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A jury trial is scheduled in Burnett County Circuit Court for a Hertel, WI woman charged with sexually assaulting an underage boy.

According to the criminal complaint, on November 18, 2014, the Burnett County Sheriff's Department received a complaint that an 11-year old boy had been sexually assaulted. According to the individual who made the complaint, her grandson (for whom she is the legal guardian) had spent the night at another residence and while there was allegedly sexually assaulted by Violet Reynolds, who was 34 years of age at the time of the incident.

The initial complaint received by law enforcement stated that Reynolds had sexual intercourse with the 11-year old male victim. The complaint states that this was corroborated when investigators conducted interviews with the victim who gave a clear statement to investigators about the assault. The victim stated that Reynolds grabbed his privates and told him she would beat him up if he didn't keep quiet and have sex with her. The victim stated to investigators that since Reynolds is an adult and much heavier than he, he knew she wouldn't stop until she wanted to. The criminal complaint states that the victim told investigators that after the first assault, Reynolds assaulted him again that same night.

According to the victim's statements, the assaults occurred after dark after all the other people in the residence had gone to bed.

The criminal complaint goes on to state that when investigators conducted further interviews with other parties, it was revealed that Reynolds later told more than one person about the sexual assault, referring to the 11-year old victim as her 'new man', and stating that she could get in a lot of trouble for what had happened.

Statements given to investigators from some of the other children who had been at the residence on November 14, 2014, described Reynolds interacting with the young male victim flirtatiously; rubbing his hair, and kissing him.

Reynolds has been charged with two counts of Class B Felony 1st Degree Child Sexual Assault – Intercourse with a Person Under 12. If convicted of these charges, Reynolds could face confinement in state prison for up to 25 years for each count, with a total possible maximum sentence of 60 years for each count.

Public record also shows that Reynolds also has one open criminal case in Washburn County Circuit Court filed on February 10, 2017, and charging her with Class B Misdemeanor Disorderly Conduct and Class U Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

According to public record, Reynolds also has the following open criminal case charges in Burnett County Circuit Court:

  • Disorderly Conduct (Class B Misdemeanor); Criminal Damage To Property (Class A Misdemeanor) – filed 10/20/14
  • Disorderly Conduct (Class B Misdemeanor) – filed 11/26/14)
  • Bail Jump (Class H Felony); 2 Counts of Bail Jump (Class A Misdemeanor) – filed 7/20/15
  • Bail Jump (Class H Felony): Disorderly Conduct (Class B Misdemeanor) – filed 8/6/15
  • 2 Counts of Issuance of Worthless Check (Class A Misdemeanor); 2 Counts of Bail Jump (Class A Misdemeanor); 2 Counts of Bail Jump (Class H Felony) – filed 1/28/16
  • Bail Jump (Class H Felony); Theft – False Representation (Class A Misdemeanor); Credit-Fraudulent Use (Class A Misdemeanor) - filed 2/22/16
  • 5 Counts Bail Jump (Class H Felony); 2 Counts Bail Jump (Class A Misdemeanor) – filed 3/7/16
  • 5 Counts Bail Jump (Class H Felony); 2 Counts Bail Jump (Class A Misdemeanor); Disorderly Conduct (Class B Misdemeanor) – filed 3/18/16
  • Possession of Methamphetamine (Class I Felony); 3 Counts Bail Jump (Class H Felony); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Class U Misdemeanor); Theft – Movable Property Valued at less than $2,500 (Class A Misdemeanor); Possess Illegally Obtained Prescription (Class U Misdemeanor) - filed 6/6/16
  • 8 Counts Bail Jump (Class H Felony); 2 Counts Bail Jump(Class A Misdemeanor) – filed 9/23/16
  • Bail Jump (Class H Felony) - filed 10/10/16
  • Possession of Methamphetamine (Class I Felony); Possession of Marijuana (Class U Misdemeanor); Disorderly Conduct (Class B Misdemeanor); Possession of Drug Paraphernalia (Class U Misdemeanor); 16 Counts Bail Jump (Class H Felony) – filed 11/22/16
  • 3 Counts Bail Jump (Class H Felony) – filed 1/27/17

Reynolds is scheduled to be in Burnett County Circuit Court again on April 21, 2017, for motion hearings on her cases. The jury trial on the sexual assault charges is scheduled for May 17, 18, and 19, 2017.

DrydenWire.com will continue to update the community on this situation when any significant activity or progress develops and reminds our readers that arrested or charged individuals are presumed innocent until convicted by judge or jury.


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