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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Eastern District of Wisconsin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Registered Sex Offender Indicted for Sex Offenses Against Minor

 

United States Attorney Gregory J. Haanstad of the Eastern District of Wisconsin, announced that on December 5, 2017, a federal grand jury returned an indictment against James A. Huskisson, also known as Jason Desantes (age: 45) of Ozone Park, New York.

 

Huskisson faces charges alleging he sexually exploited a minor and coerced or enticed that minor to engage in illicit sexual activity contrary to Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2251(a) and 2422(b). Huskisson was previously convicted of two separate charges of 1st degree forcible rape in the State of New York. He spent time in prison for those crimes and is a lifetime sex offender registrant under the laws of that state. As such, he faces a third charge for the commission of a felony sex offense by an individual required to register as a sexual offender contrary to Title 18, United States Code, Section 2260A. If convicted of the charges, Huskisson will serve at least 25 years in federal prison and up to a life sentence.

 

Huskisson is alleged to have initiated an online relationship with a minor using popular online messaging systems to correspond. Shortly after establishing contact with the minor, he began sending digital images of his genitalia, as well as demanding sexually explicit photographs from the minor. Within two weeks of contacting the minor online, Huskisson allegedly travelled from his home in Ozone Park, New York to Wisconsin for the purpose of engaging in illicit sexual activity with the minor victim.

 

When local authorities learned of the allegations, they contacted the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Green Bay Office for assistance. In coordination with the F.B.I.’s New York Field Office, Huskisson was arrested near his home in New York, and is currently in the custody of the United States Marshal Service for transportation to the United States District Court in Green Bay.

 

This case was investigated by the F.B.I.’s offices in Green Bay and New York City, the Shawano County Sheriff’s Office, the Shawano Police Department, the Brown County Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, the New York Police Department, and the U.S. Marshal’s Service. It will be prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Daniel R. Humble.

 

An indictment is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt.  The defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.    

 

 

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For further information contact:

Public Information Officer Dean Puschnig  (414) 297-1700

 

 

Updated December 6, 2017