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Federal Judge Sentences Keshena Man to 11 Years Imprisonment

January 9, 2014

United States Attorney James L. Santelle announced today that Federal District Court Judge William C. Griesbach sentenced Keshena resident Jacob J. Zhuckkahosee, age 20, to 135 months of imprisonment, followed by a term of life on supervised release. The sentence was the result of a guilty plea by Zhuckkahosee on October 15, 2013, to a federal indictment charging him with the sexual abuse of a person under the age of 16 years. 

The investigation revealed that on a date between June 15, 2013, and July 17, 2013, Jacob Zhuckkahosee, an enrolled member of the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin, sexually abused a four-year-old female child at a residence on the Menominee Indian Reservation.  Law enforcement interviewed Zhuckkahosee and he admitted that he was alone in the residence when the unattended victim arrived.  Zhuckkahosee stated that he unclothed the child and penetrated her anal opening with his right index finger.  According to Zhuckkahosee, he stopped the assault when the child started to cry.  Zhuckkahosee stated that he was sorry for his actions and was interested in getting treatment for his problem. 

The case was investigated by the Menominee Tribal Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Benjamin L. Whittemore.

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