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Fond du Lac man sentenced to more than 200 years for sex assault of children and drug charges

Posted: 4:11 PM, Feb 08, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-08 18:42:11-05
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FOND DU LAC, Wis. — A Fond du Lac man has been sentenced to more than 200 years in prison after being convicted of of 44 counts relating to the sexual assault of multiple children and delivering drugs to children.

The Fond du Lac County District Attorney announced that a judge sentenced James O. Rasmussen to 203 years of initial prison confinement and 62 years of extended supervision, totaling a 265 year bifurcated sentence.

In a news release, District Attorney Eric Toney says Rasmussen is ineligible for any early release programs, making this a day for a day sentence.

Rasmussen was accused of providing marijuana to various children between April 2013 and August 2015. The District Attorney says Rasmussen also sexually assaulted two of the children, both of whom were around 11 years old at the time.

The trial began November 5th and involved 9 days of court and testimony from over a dozen witnesses, including the children, the D.A. said in a previous story . A jury convicted him on the last week of November 2018.