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Keshena Man Sentenced for Assault on 6 Month Old Child

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Wisconsin

Acting United States Attorney Gregory J. Haanstad announced that Derrick M. Corn (32), Keshena, Menominee Indian Reservation, WI., was sentenced on December 9, 2015 by Chief Judge William C. Griesbach to 60 months imprisonment for the assault of a six-month old child resulting in substantial bodily injury to the child, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 113(a)(7). Corn is the father of the child. Upon his release, Corn will be on federal supervised release for 3 years.  

In pronouncing sentence, Judge Griesbach noted the serious injuries to the child including multiple skull fractures. He also rejected Corn’s claim that the injuries occurred when his child was submerged under water for a period of time while taking a bath. Corn claimed he was shaving at the time and was not paying attention to the child. Judge Griesbach referenced the complete lack of evidence supporting Corn’s claim and cited to the extensive medical reports disproving his claim.    

The case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Menominee Tribal Police Department and was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Ben Whittemore and William Roach.

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Updated December 14, 2015