Monroe County District Attorney, Kevin D. Croninger announced that on Wednesday, November 22, 2017, a Monroe County jury convicted 38 year old Samuel J. Nichols Jr. of one count of Third Degree Sexual Assault and four counts of Capturing an Image of Nudity without Consent.

After a two day trial, the jury deliberated for just over an hour before reaching their verdicts. Nichols Jr. was previously convicted in Waukesha County of 2nd Degree Sexual Assault of a Child Under 16, involving a different victim. District Attorney Croninger said, “It is extremely important that repeat sex offenders such as Samuel Nichols Jr, are prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law to prevent further victimization of members of our communities. The verdicts today will prevent Mr. Nichols from victimizing anyone else for a significant period of time.”

The investigation of the sexual assaults was led by Village of Kendall Marshall Brandon Arenz, with assistance from the Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory, the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation, and the Monroe County District Attorney’s Office Investigator Don Henry. Croninger praised the investigative efforts of all involved. “From the moment the victim in this case reported being assaulted the work by law enforcement and all involved agencies was top notch, without such high quality work, we do not achieve the verdicts we did today. All involved should be commended for working so hard to not only achieve justice for this victim but also to make the citizens of Monroe County safer.”

Monroe County District Attorney Kevin D. Croninger prosecuted the case.

Following the announcement of the jury’s verdict Monroe County Circuit Court Judge, Todd L. Ziegler, who presided over the case, revoked Nichols Jr. ‘s bond and remanded him to custody pending sentencing which is currently scheduled for January 31, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.