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Reserve judge lowers cash bond in Oneida County attempted online sex assault caseSubmitted: 06/10/2019
Reserve judge lowers cash bond in Oneida County attempted online sex assault case
Story By Lane Kimble

RHINELANDER - A Rhinelander man appeared in Oneida County Court on Monday via video from the jail, unable to post a $20,000 cash bond in an attempted child sexual assault case.

After his hearing, Travis Marvin may have an easier time getting out on bond while his case proceeds.

Judge Mark Mangerson, sitting in for Patrick O'Melia, agreed to reduce Marvin's bond to $1,000.  O'Melia had previously refused to lower the bond.


Police arrested Marvin, 27, in May after they say Marvin created a fake online persona to convince teenage girls to talk with him, eventually sending sexually explicit messages. Marvin was actually talking with an undercover detective.

Marvin agreed to walk to the Home Depot in Rhinelander to meet up with the "teen" for sex. Officers arrested Marvin that afternoon when he got to the store.

In interviews with police after his arrest, Marvin admitted he knew it was wrong to ask a 15-year-old for sex. He also told officers he was sexually attracted to teenagers in general.

Marvin agreed to write an apology letter to the "teenager" he thought he was talking to. He wrote, "I learned my lesson from this and won't do it again."

Marvin entered not guilty pleas Monday afternoon to the two felonies he faces.

Mangerson set stipulations that Marvin cannot use any devices that connect to the internet, cannot have contact with anyone under 18, and must live with his mother or grandmother.

He faces up to 60 years in prison if convicted.

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